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Lipa Name Meaning

Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree, from lipa ‘lime tree’. As a Jewish name, it is also of ornamental origin. Jewish (from Poland): habitational name for someone from the village of Lipa, in Poland, named with lipa ‘lime tree’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a personal name, variant of Lipe.

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


Similar surnames: Lipka, Lipe, Lapa, Lia, Oliva, Lipp, Lima, Ripp, Papa, Zima

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Where is the Lipa family from?

You can see how Lipa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lipa family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Lipa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Lipa families living in North Carolina. This was about 63% of all the recorded Lipa's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Lipa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lipa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lipa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lipa. 20% of Lipa men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Lipa women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lipa were Retired and Saleslady.

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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
    20%
  • Helper
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
  • Retired
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Beautician
    15%
  • Saleslady
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lipa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lipa 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 857 immigration records available for the last name Lipa. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Lipa lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lipa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lipa in 1957 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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