Raper Family History

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Raper Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant of Roper. In southern dialects of English, Old English -a- became Middle English -o-, whereas in Yorkshire -a- was preserved and gave rise to this form of the surname. Possibly also an altered spelling of German Röper or Röber (see Roeber).

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


Similar surnames: Roper, Ramer, Paper, Rape, Baker, Raber, Reder, Hayer, Rasey, Rager

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Raper Family Origin

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Raper Family Occupations

What did your Raper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Laborer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raper. The most common Raper occupation in Canada was Laborer. 27% of Raper's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Raper family was Law Clerk.

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Law Clerk

    9%

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

Raper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raper 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Raper. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Raper. For the veterans among your Raper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raper Life Expectancy

What is the average Raper lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Raper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Raper in 1943 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raper 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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