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Stopper Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Stockport in Greater Manchester, formerly known as Stopford. The place name is recorded in the 12th century as Stokeport, probably from Old English stoc ‘hamlet’, ‘dependent settlement’ + port ‘marketplace’ (see Port). The confusion of the second element with ford appears in 1288, and the form Stopford is recorded in 1347. German: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German stoppen ‘to repair’. German: Sorbian short form of Christopher.

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


Similar surnames: Stepper, Stoppel, Tipper, Stoller, Topper, Skipper, Tapper, Stoker

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Stopper Family Origin

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Stopper Family Occupations

What did your Stopper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and House Wife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stopper. 29% of Stopper men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Stopper women worked as a House Wife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stopper were Laborer and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    29%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Electrician
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Wife
    25%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%

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

Stopper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stopper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stopper 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 420 immigration records available for the last name Stopper. 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 Stopper. For the veterans among your Stopper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stopper Life Expectancy

What is the average Stopper lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Stopper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Stopper in 1962 was 79, and 80 in 2004.

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