Pipe Family History

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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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Pipe Family Origin

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Pipe Family Occupations

What did your Pipe ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Mason

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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Pipe Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pipe Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pipe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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