Piper Name Meaning

English (mainly southern), Dutch, and North German: occupational name for a player on the pipes, Middle English pipere, Middle Dutch pi(j)per, Middle Low German piper. Translation of German Pfeiffer, or of the French secondary surname Lefifre.

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


Similar surnames: Pieper, Piker, Peper, Paper, Pipe, Kiper, Pepper, Lier, Filer, Peeper

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Piper Family Origin

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Piper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • School

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Piper. The most common Piper occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Piper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Piper family was Carpenter.

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Piper Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Piper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Piper in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Piper

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