Zipf Name Meaning

German: from late Middle High German zipf, zipfel ‘point’, ‘tip’, ‘corner’, hence a topographic name for someone who occupied a narrow corner of land, as for example between converging channels of a stream. South German: nickname for a simpleton.

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


Similar surnames: Zopf, Zapf, Wipf, Kopf, Zink, Zepf, Zins, Zinn, Kipp, Zill

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Zipf Family Origin

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Zipf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Blacksmith

    12%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Book Keeper

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zipf. The most common Zipf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Zipf's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zipf family was Book Keeper.

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Zipf Historical Records

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Zipf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Zipf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Zipf in 1956 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zipf

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