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Proper Surname Meaning

Probably an altered form of Propper .

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


Similar surnames: Propes, Poper, Peeper, Poer, Premer, Roker, Popek, Roger, Propp

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Where is the Proper family from?

You can see how Proper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Proper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Proper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 32 Proper families living in Herefordshire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Proper's in United Kingdom. Herefordshire had the highest population of Proper families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Proper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Proper ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Proper. 67% of Proper 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Private Means
    34%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Proper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Proper 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 Proper. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Proper. For the veterans among your Proper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Proper lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Proper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Proper in 1954 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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