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Nepper Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a wheelwright, from Middle High German nebeger ‘pointed iron tool’ (for drilling a wheel hub). Altered spelling of German Knepper. Dutch: variant of Napper.

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


Similar surnames: Lepper, Pepper, Tepper, Nopper, Napper, Neeper, Hepper, Kapper

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Where is the Nepper family from?

You can see how Nepper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nepper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nepper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Nepper families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Nepper's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Nepper families in 1911.
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What did your Nepper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nepper. 28% of Nepper men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Nepper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nepper were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Housework
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nepper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nepper 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 411 immigration records available for the last name Nepper. 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 322 military records available for the last name Nepper. For the veterans among your Nepper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nepper lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Nepper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nepper in 1961 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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