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Tipper Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): occupational name either from Middle English tipper(e) derived from tippen ‘to furnish with a tip’ denoting someone who made and fitted metal bone or horn tips to items such as staffs arrows and spears. Alternatively it may be from Middle English tipper ‘seller of ale; alehouse-keeper’. Compare Tipler and Tapper . This name has been established in Ireland in County Kildare since the beginning of the 14th century. German: topographic name derived from the Westphalian field name Tippe.

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

Similar surnames: Tapper, Tupper, Ripper, Zipper, Tippen, Lepper, Pepper, Tipler

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Where is the Tipper family from?

You can see how Tipper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tipper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tipper families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Tipper families living in Georgia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Tipper's in USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Tipper families in 1840.
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What did your Tipper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tipper. 35% of Tipper men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Tipper women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tipper were Salesman and Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tipper. 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 Tipper. For the veterans among your Tipper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tipper lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Tipper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Tipper in 1958 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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