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Leiper Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Leeper North German: habitational name for someone from a place called Leip in East Prussia (now Poland) or perhaps a variant of Leiber . This surname is very rare in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Leaper, Keiper, Leider, Leiner, Leiber, Leifer, Leiter, Semper

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Where is the Leiper family from?

You can see how Leiper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leiper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leiper families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 24 Leiper families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Leiper's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Leiper families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leiper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leiper ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Leiper. 78% of Leiper 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
    78%
  • Labourer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Leiper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leiper 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 Leiper. 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 Leiper. For the veterans among your Leiper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leiper lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Leiper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Leiper in 1951 was 45, and 68 in 2003.

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