Kuper Family History

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Kuper Name Meaning

North German (also Küper): occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Low German kuper ‘cooper’. Swiss German: nickname for a sulky person, from Swiss German kupen ‘to sulk’, ‘to pout’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Yiddish kuper ‘copper’ (or a Yiddishized form of German Kupfer), hence a metonymic occupational name for a coppersmith or an ornamental name.

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

Similar surnames: Kiper, Kupper, Koper, Kupfer, Kuter, Kober, Zuber, Kuder, Kover

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Kuper Family Origin

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Kuper Family Occupations

What did your Kuper ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Private Means were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kuper. 50% of Kuper men worked as a General Labourer and 34% of Kuper women worked as a Private Means. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuper were Medical Practitioner and Packer (millinery)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Medical Practitioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Hand Tailoring
  • Packer (millinery)

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

Kuper Historical Records

What Kuper family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kuper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuper 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuper. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Kuper. For the veterans among your Kuper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kuper Life Expectancy

What is the average Kuper lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kuper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kuper in 1954 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kuper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kuper 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.

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