Tripp Family History

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Tripp Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): metonymic occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone with an odd gait, from Middle English trip(p)(en) ‘to step lightly, skip, or hop’ (Old French triper). English: metonymic occupational name for a butcher or tripe dresser, from Middle English, Old French trip(p)e ‘tripe’ (of unknown origin). German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden pattens (trippe), a type of raised sole that could be strapped to normal footwear for walking in unpaved muddy streets.

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

Similar surnames: Trapp, Gripp, Ripp, Fripp, Crisp, Cripe, Topp, Propp, Tipp, Tropp

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Tripp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tripp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tripp. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Tripp Family Origin

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Tripp Family Occupations

What did your Tripp ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Tripp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 137,000 census records available for the last name Tripp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tripp 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Tripp. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Tripp. For the veterans among your Tripp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tripp Life Expectancy

What is the average Tripp lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tripp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Tripp in 1944 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tripp 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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