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The TUPPER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,663 8316 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 1,440 3970 0.003 29
Change since 1880 +2223 -4346 -0.002 -15
Other Countries
Australia 190 7886 0.001 12
United Kingdom 628 7522 0.001 14

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of TUPPER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the TUPPER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the TUPPER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of TUPPER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 68 1.86
Mixed Race 58 1.58
Native American/Alaskan 51 1.39
Black/African American 34 0.93
Asian/Pacific 23 0.63
White (Caucasian) 3,429 93.61

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the TUPPER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of TUPPER in historical publications

According to the celebrated poet by this name, Martin Farquhar Tupper, it is a corruption of part of the motto of the family, "Tout perdie."

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

TUPPER. Appears in its original form as Toppfer — a name well-known in the literature of Germany and Frauce. The family, widely scattered in the religious troubles of the XVI. cent., having "lost all " under Charles V., as obstinate Lutherans, were called Tout-perd in France, and, by corruption, Toupard in the Netherlands ; while in Guernsey aud England, and among the Puritan fathers of America, the name assumed the form so familiar to the public as the designation of the author of" Proverbial Philosophy." The principal branch went to Guernsey in 154:8.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to TUPPER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as TUPPER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for TUPPER

The following words are slight variants of TUPPER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.