Skipper Family History

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Skipper Name Meaning

occupational name for the master of a ship, Middle English skipper (from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper). from an agent derivative of Middle English skip(en) ‘to jump or spring’ (apparently of Scandinavian origin), hence an occupational name for an acrobat or professional tumbler, or nickname for a high-spirited person. occupational name for a basket-maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English skipp(e), skepp(e) ‘basket’, ‘hamper’ (Old Norse skeppa).

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


Similar surnames: Tipper, Kipper, Stopper, Ripper, Kopper, Schipper, Kiper, Kieper

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Skipper Family Origin

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Skipper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Skipper family was Keeping House. The most common Skipper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Skipper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skipper.

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Skipper Historical Records

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Skipper Life Expectancy

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