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Scheper Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German scheper ‘shepherd’. Dutch: occupational name for a tailor, from Middle Dutch scheper ‘maker’.

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

Similar surnames: Scheer, Scheuer, Scherer, Schleper, Scheler, Scheerer, Schepper

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Where is the Scheper family from?

You can see how Scheper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheper family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Scheper families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Scheper families living in Alberta. This was about 60% of all the recorded Scheper's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Scheper families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheper ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Scheper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Scheper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheper. 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 Cards

There are 492 military records available for the last name Scheper. For the veterans among your Scheper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheper lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Scheper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Scheper in 1958 was 36, and 78 in 2003.

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