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Lippe Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from the duchy of Lippe, which became an independent state in the 12th century. German: variant of Lipp 3. German: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Lippe river in Westphalia. German: topographic name (of Slavic origin) for someone who lived among lime trees, from lipa ‘lime’. Compare Lipinski. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Germanized form of Lipe.

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


Similar surnames: Lipper, Lipe, Linde, Lipp, Kipper, Hippe, Happe, Limke, Lampe, Lipke

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Where is the Lippe family from?

You can see how Lippe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lippe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lippe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Lippe families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Lippe's in USA. New York had the highest population of Lippe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lippe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lippe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lippe. 24% of Lippe men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Lippe women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lippe were Laborer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • School Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lippe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lippe 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 Lippe. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Lippe. For the veterans among your Lippe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lippe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lippe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lippe in 1953 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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