Pepin Family History

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Pepin Name Meaning

French (Pépin) and English: from the Old French personal name Pepis, oblique case Pepin (introduced to Britain by the Normans). Of uncertain origin, it was borne by several Frankish kings, most notably Pepin le Bref, father of Charlemagne, and remained popular throughout the early Middle Ages. Reaney and Wilson suggest that late-formed examples of the English surname may alternatively be from Old French pepin, pipin ‘seed of a fruit’, and thus a metonymic occupational name for a gardener or grower of fruit trees. This surname is also established in northwest Germany, around Cologne.

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

Similar surnames: Papin, Lein, Perrin, Pepi, Wein, Perin, Pin, Pei, Peper, Peppin

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Pepin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pepin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pepin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pepin Family Origin

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Pepin Family Occupations

What did your Pepin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pepin family was School. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pepin. The most common Pepin occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 24% of Pepin's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pepin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pepin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Pepin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pepin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pepin. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Pepin. For the veterans among your Pepin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pepin Life Expectancy

What is the average Pepin lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pepin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pepin in 1951 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pepin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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