Semper Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Semper Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in northern France called Saint-Pierre, from the dedication of their churches to St. Peter (see Peter). Eastern German: from a medieval personal name Sindperht, from sind ‘journey’ + berht ‘shining’. possibly variant of Catalan or Aragonese Samper.

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

Similar surnames: Samper, Kemper, Simmer, Simper, Seeber, Pepper, Kempen, Sommer, Seger

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Semper Family Origin

Where is the Semper family from?

Semper Family Occupations

What did your Semper ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Railway Signalman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Semper. 34% of Semper men worked as a Railway Signalman and 93% of Semper women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Semper were Farmer Heavy Worker and Shop Assistant

View Census data for Semper | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Railway Signalman
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Farmer
  • Farmer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Shop Assistant

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

Semper Historical Records

What Semper family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Semper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Semper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Semper

Passenger List

There are 805 immigration records available for the last name Semper. 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.

View all Semper immigration records

Draft Card

There are 799 military records available for the last name Semper. For the veterans among your Semper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Semper military records

You've only scratched the surface of Semper family history.

Semper Life Expectancy

What is the average Semper lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Semper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Semper in 1963 was 71, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Semper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Semper 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.

Famous Semper Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial