Schipper Family History
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Schipper Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: occupational name for a shipman or (in German) a shipbuilder, from an agent derivative of schip ‘ship’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shovel maker or a digger, from German Schippe ‘shovel’, ‘spade’ + the agent suffix -er.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press