Soper Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): occupational name for a soapmaker, from an agent derivative of Middle English sope ‘soap’ (apparently of Celtic origin). The process involved boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda.

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


Similar surnames: Sloper, Roper, Comer, Cooper, Souter, Storer, Steer, Koper, Soler

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Soper Family Origin

Where is the Soper family from?

SHOW MORE

Soper Family Occupations

What did your Soper ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Soper family was Laborer. The most common Soper occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Soper's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soper.

Source: Census data for Soper | Data not to scale

Soper Historical Records

What Soper family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Soper ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Soper

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Soper Life Expectancy

What is the average Soper lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Soper 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Soper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Soper in 1942 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Soper

Famous Soper Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Look up another name