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Paper Surname Meaning

English: probably a variant of Pepper . Paper is a variant of Middle English peper ‘pepper’ which is probably also a shortened form of Pepperer ‘seller of pepper’. Swiss German: variant of Papper probably from baby talk. Compare Paben .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pape, Piper, Peper, Papier, Raper, Papes, Haver, Paler, Paver, Payer

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Where is the Paper family from?

You can see how Paper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 20 Paper families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Paper's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Paper families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paper ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Paper. 100% of Paper men worked as a General Labourer and 85% of Paper women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Household Duties
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What Paper family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Paper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Paper. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Paper. For the veterans among your Paper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paper lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Paper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Paper in 1960 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

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