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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

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Soper Family Origin

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Soper Family Occupations

What did your Soper ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Soper. 29% of Soper men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Soper women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soper were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    18%
  • Dressmaker
    9%
  • Finisher
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%

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

Soper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Soper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soper 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Soper. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Soper. For the veterans among your Soper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soper Life Expectancy

What is the average Soper lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Soper

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