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Ripper Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English ripier riper a derivative of (h)rip ‘basket’ perhaps for a maker or seller of baskets or one who used baskets to carry goods for sale. Rypier was used in London in 1384 of those who brought fish from the sea for sale in the city. Scottish: occupational name from Middle English reper(e) ‘reaper harvester’. German: variant of Ripp .

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


Similar surnames: Tipper, Kipper, Rimer, Lepper, Copper, Cropper, Rippe, Pepper, Nipper

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Where is the Ripper family from?

You can see how Ripper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ripper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ripper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ripper families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ripper's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Ripper families in 1840.
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What did your Ripper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ripper. 21% of Ripper men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Ripper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ripper were Clerk 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
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ripper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ripper 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ripper. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ripper. For the veterans among your Ripper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ripper lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ripper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ripper in 1946 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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