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Kipper Name Meaning

German: variant of Kipp 2 and German: habitational name for someone from a place called Kipper in Westphalia. German: from Middle High German kipper ‘unfair fighter’ hence a nickname for a person of no standing. East German (of Slavic origin): from a Germanized form of the Sorbian adjective kipry ‘weak’ hence a nickname for a frail or weak-willed person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kiper English: nickname from Middle English kipre kiper ‘salmon sea trout or some other fish which has been cured’ probably for someone who sold cured fish.

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

Similar surnames: Kopper, Kipfer, Kupper, Kapper, Lipper, Klepper, Nipper, Skipper

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Where is the Kipper family from?

You can see how Kipper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kipper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kipper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kipper family living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kipper's in USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Kipper families in 1840.
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What did your Kipper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kipper. 24% of Kipper men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Kipper women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kipper were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kipper. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kipper. For the veterans among your Kipper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kipper lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kipper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kipper in 1945 was 53, and 65 in 2004.

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