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Ripke Name Meaning

German:: from a pet form of the personal name Riepe Ribbe or Rippert a compound of rīc ‘power(ful)’ + berht ‘bright famous’. from a Germanized form of a Slavic diminutive of ryba riba ‘fish’ (see Ripka ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Riepe, Ripka, Ricken, Popke, Repko, Riewe, Rieke, Limke, Remke, Hapke

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Where is the Ripke family from?

You can see how Ripke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ripke family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ripke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 31 Ripke families living in Illinois. This was about 28% of all the recorded Ripke's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Ripke families in 1880.
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What did your Ripke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ripke. 24% of Ripke men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk
  • Farming
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ripke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ripke 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 582 immigration records available for the last name Ripke. 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 465 military records available for the last name Ripke. For the veterans among your Ripke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ripke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ripke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ripke in 1957 was 71, and 80 in 2004.

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