Klepper Family History

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Klepper Name Meaning

Eastern German (mainly Silesian): from a dialect variant of Klöpfer (see Klopfer). German: nickname for a gossip, from Middle High German kleppern, klappern ‘to blabber, chatter, or gossip’. German: from the rare Middle High German word klepper ‘knight’s horse’, probably originally a metonymic occupational name for someone who tended or bred such animals. From the 16th century, however, the term came to denote a low-grade horse, a ‘nag’, and also someone who castrated horses. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who called people to the synagogue by rattling a stick, from an agent derivative of Yiddish klepn ‘to stick’.

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

Similar surnames: Klapper, Lepper, Knepper, Klemmer, Klepfer, Klopfer, Clapper, Kipper

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Klepper Family Origin

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Klepper Family Occupations

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In 1921, Customs Off was the top reported job for people in the CA named Klepper.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Customs Off

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Klepper Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Klepper Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Klepper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Klepper in 1947 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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