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Zipper Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from a short form of the female Biblical name Zipporah meaning ‘bird’ (Exodus 21). German: from a vernacular form of the personal name Cyprianus. Germanized form of Sorbian Cypar and Cepar: occupational name for a thresher from a derivative of Upper Sorbian cypy Lower Sorbian cepy ‘flail’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kipper, Tipper, Tippen, Lipper, Pepper, Kopper, Kupper, Popper

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Where is the Zipper family from?

You can see how Zipper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zipper family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zipper families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Zipper families living in Kentucky. This was about 24% of all the recorded Zipper's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Zipper families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zipper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zipper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zipper. 23% of Zipper men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Zipper women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zipper were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Secretary
    23%
  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zipper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zipper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 844 immigration records available for the last name Zipper. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zipper. For the veterans among your Zipper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zipper lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Zipper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zipper in 1964 was 47, and 93 in 2004.

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