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Super Family History

Super Name Meaning

English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English soper sopper souper super (Old French soper souper Anglo-Norman French super) ‘supper meal (especially one taken in the evening)’. This explanation fits the Middle English surname forms well but the reason for its possible use as a surname is unclear. English: perhaps from the Middle English personal name Super (from Latin Superius ‘greater higher’) but this is so rare that it may not be a safe explanation. English: perhaps a post-medieval variant of Soper but the evidence for such a variant is too slight to bear much weight. Jewish (from Latvia): probably a much altered form of Shapiro .

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


Similar surnames: Suter, Sutor, Soper, Saper, Puder, Suver, Kuper, Souter, Semper

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Where is the Super family from?

You can see how Super families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Super family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Super families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Super families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Super's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Super families in 1840.
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What did your Super ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Super. 18% of Super men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Super women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Super were Machinist 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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Super. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Super census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Super. 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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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Super. For the veterans among your Super ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Super lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Super life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Super in 1948 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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