Tippen Family History

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Tippen Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Theudobrand, a compound of theod ‘people’ + brand ‘sword’. German: reduced form of Tippenhauer, an occupational name from Low German Tippe ‘wooden pail’, ‘tub’ + houwer (High German Hauer) ‘cutter’. English: variant spelling of Tippin.

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

Similar surnames: Tipper, Tippin, Tipple, Ipsen, Tippens, Pippin, Kipper, Tepper

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Tippen Family Origin

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Tippen Family Occupations

What did your Tippen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tippen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Tippen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tippen family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tippen.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tippen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tippen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tippen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tippen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 343 immigration records available for the last name Tippen. 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 Card

There are 678 military records available for the last name Tippen. For the veterans among your Tippen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tippen Life Expectancy

What is the average Tippen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tippen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tippen in 1955 was 45, and 94 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tippen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tippen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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