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Teper Family History

Teper Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish teper ‘potter’.

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


Similar surnames: Tepper, Peper, Tesler, Tener, Geier, Tuter, Steuer, Toepfer, Tupper

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Where is the Teper family from?

You can see how Teper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Teper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Teper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Teper family living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Teper's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Teper families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Teper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Teper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Teper. 25% of Teper men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Teper women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Teper were Owner and Clerk. .

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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
    25%
  • Manager
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Owner
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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What Teper family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Teper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Teper 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 Teper. 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 186 military records available for the last name Teper. For the veterans among your Teper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Teper lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Teper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Teper in 1957 was 39, and 92 in 2004.

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