Piper Family History

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Piper Name Meaning

English (mainly southern), Dutch, and North German: occupational name for a player on the pipes, Middle English pipere, Middle Dutch pi(j)per, Middle Low German piper. Translation of German Pfeiffer, or of the French secondary surname Lefifre.

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

Similar surnames: Pieper, Piker, Peper, Paper, Pipe, Kiper, Pepper, Lier, Filer, Peeper

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Piper Family Origin

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Piper Family Occupations

What did your Piper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Piper occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Piper's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Piper. A less common occupation for the Piper family was Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Piper ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Piper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 250,000 census records available for the last name Piper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Piper 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Piper. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Piper. For the veterans among your Piper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Piper Life Expectancy

What is the average Piper lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Piper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Piper in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Piper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Piper 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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