Sapper Family History

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Sapper Name Meaning

Southern German: probably from an agent derivative of Middle High German sappen ‘to walk away awkwardly’; ‘to gather or acquire’, hence a nickname for someone with a slow, clumsy gait, or a greedy person.

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


Similar surnames: Tapper, Kapper, Klapper, Napper, Lepper, Kipper, Capper, Speer

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Sapper Family Origin

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Sapper Family Occupations

What did your Sapper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sapper family was Carver. The most common Sapper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Sapper's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sapper.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carver

    6%

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Sapper Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Sapper Life Expectancy

What is the average Sapper lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Sapper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sapper in 1958 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sapper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sapper 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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