Surprise Family History

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Surprise Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; perhaps a mistranslation of French Surprenant.

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


Similar surnames: Suprise, Prime, Laprise, Sirrine, Prosise, Service, Surface, Surridge

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Surprise Family Origin

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Surprise Family Occupations

What did your Surprise ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Surprise occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Surprise's were Farmers. Farmer, Bloomer and Car Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Surprise. A less common occupation for the Surprise family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Bloomer

    5%
  • Car Builder

    5%
  • Cooper

    5%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Surprise Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Surprise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Surprise 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Surprise. 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 Surprise. For the veterans among your Surprise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Surprise Life Expectancy

What is the average Surprise lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Surprise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Surprise in 1952 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Surprise

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Surprise 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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