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Schipper Family History

Schipper Name Meaning

Dutch North German and Flemish: occupational name for a boatman 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


Similar surnames: Schopper, Schilder, Schiffer, Skipper, Scheper, Schipp, Schiller

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Where is the Schipper family from?

You can see how Schipper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schipper family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Schipper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Schipper families living in Iowa. This was about 22% of all the recorded Schipper's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Schipper families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schipper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schipper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schipper. 24% of Schipper men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Schipper women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schipper were Farming and Housekeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Painter
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Schipper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schipper 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Schipper. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schipper. For the veterans among your Schipper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schipper lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schipper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schipper in 1958 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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