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

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Pipe Family Origin

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Pipe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Brick Mason

    15%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

In 1880, the most common Pipe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Pipe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pipe family was Laborer. Farmer, Brick Mason and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pipe.

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Pipe Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pipe

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