Casper Family History

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Casper Name Meaning

German and Slavic: from the personal name Casper or Kaspar, which was especially popular in central Europe up to the 18th century. Originally from Persian kaehbaed, khazana-dar, or ganjvaer, all meaning ‘treasure bearer’, it was ascribed by popular tradition in Europe to one of the three Magi. Their supposed remains were taken to Cologne from Constantinople in the 12th century. See also Baltazar and Melchior.

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


Similar surnames: Kaspar, Gasper, Camper, Jasper, Asper, Caspar, Caspers, Hasper

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Casper Family Origin

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Casper Family Occupations

What did your Casper ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Casper. 31% of Casper men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Casper women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Casper were Fisherman and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Cultivateur
    5%
  • Fisherman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Berrontes
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Cook
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Casper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Casper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Casper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Casper. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Casper. For the veterans among your Casper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Casper Life Expectancy

What is the average Casper lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Casper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Casper in 1945 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Casper

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