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Leeper Surname Meaning

English and Scottish:: from Middle English le(a)pere an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English lēap ‘basket’). occupational name or nickname for a dancer runner or courier (Old English hlēapere).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lepper, Leep, Sleeper, Pepper, Ledger, Lemer, Meeker, Keiper, Neeper

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Where is the Leeper family from?

You can see how Leeper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leeper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leeper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 26 Leeper families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Leeper's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Leeper families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leeper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leeper ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Leeper. 82% of Leeper 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
  • Taxi Driver
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Leeper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leeper 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 Leeper. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Leeper. For the veterans among your Leeper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leeper lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Leeper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Leeper in 1946 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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