Jasper Family History

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Jasper Name Meaning

North German: from a variant of the personal name Kaspar. English (Devon and Cornwall): from the personal name Jasper, cognate with 1.

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

Similar surnames: Jaster, Gasper, Casper, Jarmer, Kapper, Jaspers, Asper, Maser, Paper

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Jasper Family Origin

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Jasper Family Occupations

What did your Jasper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Jasper family was Labourer. Farmer, Carpenter and Couturiere were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jasper. The most common Jasper occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Jasper's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Couturiere

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jasper ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jasper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Jasper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jasper 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Jasper. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Jasper. For the veterans among your Jasper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jasper Life Expectancy

What is the average Jasper lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Jasper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jasper in 1944 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jasper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jasper ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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