Napier Family History

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Napier Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa). Compare Napper. Shortened form of Polish Napierala or a similar name.

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


Similar surnames: Napper, Lanier, Manier, Wapner, Cazier, Nader, Paper, Kapfer, Rapier

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Napier Family Origin

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Napier Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Napier family was Agricultural Labourer. Labourer, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Napier. The most common Napier occupation in the UK was Labourer. 2% of Napier's were Labourers.

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Napier Historical Records

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Napier Life Expectancy

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