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Toepfer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Töpfer): occupational name for a maker of metal or earthenware pots from an agent derivative of Middle High German topf(e) ‘pot vessel’ (first attested in the 12th century and at first found only in the East German dialects) German Töpfer. Compare Tepfer .

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


Similar surnames: Hopfer, Tepper, Depner, Tretter, Lepper, Klepfer, Hoepfner, Tupper

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Where is the Toepfer family from?

You can see how Toepfer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toepfer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Toepfer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 46 Toepfer families living in Wisconsin. This was about 34% of all the recorded Toepfer's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Toepfer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toepfer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toepfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Toepfer. 21% of Toepfer men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Toepfer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toepfer were Manager and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Nurse
    11%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Toepfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toepfer 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 954 immigration records available for the last name Toepfer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Toepfer. For the veterans among your Toepfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toepfer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Toepfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Toepfer in 1942 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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