Kipp Family History

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Kipp Name Meaning

English: from Middle English Kipp, perhaps a byname for a fat man, from an unattested Old English form Cyppe, which according to Reaney is from the Germanic root kupp ‘to swell’. German: topographic name for someone living on a hill, from Kippe ‘edge’, ‘brink’. German: from Sorbian kipry ‘weak’ (Czech kyprý).

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

Similar surnames: Lipp, Ripp, Kapp, Hipp, Klipp, Knapp, Tipp, Kopp, Copp, Gipp

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Kipp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kipp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kipp. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Kipp Family Origin

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Kipp Family Occupations

What did your Kipp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kipp family was Carpenter. The most common Kipp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Kipp's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kipp.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Kipp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Kipp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kipp 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kipp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Kipp. For the veterans among your Kipp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kipp Life Expectancy

What is the average Kipp lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kipp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kipp in 1942 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kipp 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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