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Hepper Family History

Hepper Name Meaning

South German: from an agent noun based on Middle High German hepe, heppe ‘curved knife or hook for cutting grapes from the vine’, an occupational name for a vineyard laborer or for someone who made such implements.

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


Similar surnames: Heppe, Heppler, Heppner, Lepper, Hopper, Pepper, Nepper, Tepper

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Where is the Hepper family from?

You can see how Hepper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hepper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hepper families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Hepper families living in Alberta. This was about 28% of all the recorded Hepper's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Hepper families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hepper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hepper ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookbinder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hepper. 60% of Hepper men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Journalier
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookbinder
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hepper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hepper 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 877 immigration records available for the last name Hepper. 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 Cards

There are 540 military records available for the last name Hepper. For the veterans among your Hepper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hepper lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hepper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hepper in 1951 was 51, and 87 in 2004.

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