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Pepper Name Meaning

English and North German: from Middle English peper, piper, Middle Low German peper ‘pepper’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer; alternatively, it may be a nickname for a small man (as if the size of a peppercorn) or one with a fiery temper, or for a dark-haired person (from the color of a peppercorn) or anecdotal for someone who paid a peppercorn rent. Americanized form of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental name Pfeffer, or Fef(f)er, a cognate, from Yiddish fefer ‘pepper’. Irish: variant of Peppard.

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


Similar surnames: Lepper, Peeper, Peper, Tepper, Popper, Nepper, Klepper, Hepper

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Pepper Family Origin

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Pepper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • School

    4%
  • Servant

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pepper family was Servant. The most common Pepper occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Pepper's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pepper.

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