Ripley Family History

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Ripley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in different parts of England, named in Old English with ripel ‘strip of land’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Ridley, Riley, Risley, Willey, Shipley, Tilley, Brimley, Iley

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Ripley Family Origin

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Ripley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ripley family was Laborer. The most common Ripley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Ripley's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ripley.

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Ripley Historical Records

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Ripley Life Expectancy

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