Whipple Family History

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Whipple Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin, perhaps, as Reaney suggests, from a pet form of the Old English personal name Wippa, or perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a whipple tree, whatever that may have been. Chaucer lists whippletree (probably a kind of dogwood) along with maple, thorn, beech, hazel, and yew.

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

Similar surnames: Whipp, Hipple, Kipple, Tipple, Wampole, Hille, Hippe, Dipple, Huppe

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Whipple Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Whipple name?

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


  • Sweden


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Whipple Family Origin

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Whipple Family Occupations

What did your Whipple ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whipple. The most common Whipple occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Whipple's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whipple family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Whipple Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Whipple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whipple 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Whipple. 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 Whipple. For the veterans among your Whipple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whipple Life Expectancy

What is the average Whipple lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Whipple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Whipple in 1943 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whipple 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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