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Peper Name Meaning

North German Jewish (Ashkenazic) and English: variant of Pepper . Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a spicer from Middle Dutch pe(e)per ‘pepper’.

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

Similar surnames: Pepper, Peeper, Pieper, Piper, Paper, Peer, Peter, Speer, Teper

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Where is the Peper family from?

You can see how Peper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peper families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 71 Peper families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Peper's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Peper families in 1911.
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What did your Peper ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Peper. 100% of Peper 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
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Peper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peper 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Peper. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Peper. For the veterans among your Peper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peper lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Peper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Peper in 1944 was 28, and 66 in 2004.

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