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Tupper Name Meaning

English: variant of Topper . German (Tüpper; North Rhine-Westphalia): occupational name for a potter from Middle Low German duppe Rhenish düppen ‘pot’. This surname is very rare in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Tapper, Tipper, Kupper, Turner, Hopper, Dupper, Napper, Tepper

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Where is the Tupper family from?

You can see how Tupper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tupper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tupper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 44 Tupper families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Tupper's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tupper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tupper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tupper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tupper. 14% of Tupper men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Tupper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tupper were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Tupper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tupper 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Tupper. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Tupper. For the veterans among your Tupper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tupper lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tupper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Tupper in 1944 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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