Tipton Family History

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Tipton Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from a place in the West Midlands, recorded in Domesday Book as Tibintone, probably ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Tibba’, an Old English personal name of obscure origin.

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

Similar surnames: Tilton, Lipton, Bilton, Hilton, Ditton, Liston, Turton, Winton

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Tipton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tipton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tipton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Tipton Family Origin

Where is the Tipton family from?

Tipton Family Occupations

What did your Tipton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tipton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Tipton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tipton. A less common occupation for the Tipton family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Tipton Historical Records

What Tipton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Tipton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tipton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tipton. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Tipton. For the veterans among your Tipton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tipton Life Expectancy

What is the average Tipton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tipton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tipton in 1945 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tipton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tipton 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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