Kiper Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Kuiper or North German Keuper, occupational name for a cooper. Altered form of East Prussian Keiper, occupational name for someone who caught fish in a trap, from an agent derivative of keip ‘fish trap’, ‘weir’. Altered form of German Kaufer ‘merchant’. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): metonymic occupational name for a coppersmith, from central and southeastern Yiddish kiper ‘copper’. In some instances it may have been adopted as an ornamental name.

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

Similar surnames: Kuper, Keiper, Koper, Kipfer, Kiker, Kieper, Kizer, Kiner, Lier

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Kiper Family Origin

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Kiper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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In 1880, the most common Kiper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Kiper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kiper. A less common occupation for the Kiper family was Carpenter.

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Kiper Historical Records

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Kiper Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Kiper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kiper in 1951 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kiper

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