Soper Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): occupational name for a soapmaker, from an agent derivative of Middle English sope ‘soap’ (apparently of Celtic origin). The process involved boiling oil or fat together with potash or soda.

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


Similar surnames: Sloper, Roper, Comer, Cooper, Souter, Storer, Steer, Koper, Soler

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Soper Family Origin

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Soper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Soper occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Soper's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soper. A less common occupation for the Soper family was Annuitant.

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Soper Historical Records

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Soper Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Soper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Soper in 1942 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Soper

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