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Tepper Family History

Tepper Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a wine or beer merchant or tavern owner, Middle Low German tepper. German: variant of Töpfer (see Toepfer). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Teper.

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


Similar surnames: Tapper, Pepper, Nepper, Lepper, Tupper, Hepper, Teper, Stepper

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Where is the Tepper family from?

You can see how Tepper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tepper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tepper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Tepper family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Tepper's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Tepper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tepper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tepper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tepper. 14% of Tepper men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Tepper women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tepper were Operator and Operator. .

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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
    14%
  • Manager
    6%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Operator
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Tepper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tepper 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Tepper. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tepper. For the veterans among your Tepper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tepper lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Tepper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Tepper in 1950 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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