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Kamper Name Meaning

German (Westphalia): topographic or status name for a peasant farmer or serf, from an agent derivative of Kamp 1. North German variant of Kämpfer (see Kampfer).

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

Similar surnames: Kemper, Kapper, Kampfer, Kampen, Kampe, Kamer, Kammer, Kamber, Kamler

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Where is the Kamper family from?

You can see how Kamper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamper family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kamper families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Kamper families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kamper's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Kamper families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kamper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kamper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kamper. 22% of Kamper men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kamper women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kamper were Farming and Clerk.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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What Kamper family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kamper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamper 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kamper. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kamper. For the veterans among your Kamper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kamper lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kamper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kamper in 1960 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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