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Keppel Family History

Keppel Name Meaning

German: variant of Käppel (see Kappel ). Dutch (also Van Keppel): habitational name for someone from Hoog- and Laag-Keppel in Gelderland. Altered form of German Köppel (see Koppel ).

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


Similar surnames: Koppel, Koeppel, Kappel, Keppen, Nepper, Pepper, Kepple, Tepper

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Where is the Keppel family from?

You can see how Keppel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keppel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keppel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Keppel family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Keppel's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Keppel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keppel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keppel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keppel. 30% of Keppel men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Keppel women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keppel 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Keppel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keppel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Keppel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Keppel. For the veterans among your Keppel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keppel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Keppel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Keppel in 1949 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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