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Stopper Name Meaning

English: perhaps a nickname for someone with a heavy stride or an awkward way of walking from a conjectural Middle English word stauper stouper or with substitution of the pejorative suffix -ard Middle English staupard stoupard. English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of stoups from Middle English staupe stoupe stope (Old Norse staup reinforced by Middle Dutch stoop) ‘jug often made of leather; measure for liquids; vessel or container for holy water’. Alternatively the name may derive from an unrecorded Middle English stopper perhaps ‘maker of pails buckets or jugs’ a derivative of Middle English stoppe (Old English stoppa). English: variant of Stopford a habitational name from Stockport (Cheshire) from Old English stoc ‘place secondary settlement’ + port ‘town market’. German: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German stoppen ‘to repair’. Germanized form of Sorbian Stopjera and Stopora: from Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian vernacular forms of the Greek personal name Christophoros (see Christopher ). Germanized form of Slovenian Stopar .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Stepper, Stoppel, Tipper, Stoller, Topper, Skipper, Tapper, Stoker

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Where is the Stopper family from?

You can see how Stopper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stopper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stopper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Stopper family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Stopper's in USA. New York had the highest population of Stopper families in 1840.
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What did your Stopper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and House Wife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stopper. 29% of Stopper men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Stopper women worked as a House Wife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stopper were Laborer and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    29%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Electrician
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Wife
    25%
  • File Clerk
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Passenger Lists

There are 420 immigration records available for the last name Stopper. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Stopper. For the veterans among your Stopper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stopper lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Stopper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Stopper in 1962 was 79, and 80 in 2004.

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