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Pipe Family History

Pipe Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a piper, from Middle English pipe ‘pipe’ (Old English pipe). In some cases it may have been a topographic name from the same word in the sense ‘waterpipe’, ‘conduit’, ‘water channel’, or a habitational name from Pipe in Herefordshire or Pipehill in Staffordshire, near Lichfield (earlier Pipa), both named from this word. occasionally from a personal name, Pipe, which is recorded in Domesday Book.

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


Similar surnames: Pike, Pine, Pile, Wire, Hope, Piper, Pape, Pyle, Lipe, Pope

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Where is the Pipe family from?

You can see how Pipe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pipe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pipe families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Pipe families living in Louisiana. This was about 38% of all the recorded Pipe's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Pipe families in 1840.
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What did your Pipe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pipe. 22% of Pipe men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Pipe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pipe were Shoe Repairer 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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Shoe Repairer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Secretary
    11%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Pipe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pipe 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pipe. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Pipe. For the veterans among your Pipe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pipe lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pipe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pipe in 1959 was 67, and 83 in 2004.

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