Kipper Family History

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Kipper Name Meaning

German: variant of Kipp. German: habitational name for someone from a place called Kipper in Westphalia. Eastern German: from Sorbian kipry ‘weak’, hence a nickname for a frail or weak-willed person. German: from Middle High German kipper ‘unfair fighter’, hence a nickname for a person of no standing. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kiper 4.

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

Similar surnames: Kopper, Kipfer, Kupper, Kapper, Lipper, Klepper, Nipper, Skipper

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Kipper Family Origin

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Kipper Family Occupations

What did your Kipper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kipper family was Farmer. Cheesemonger, Commercial Traveller Optician and Confectionure were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kipper. The most common Kipper occupation in the UK was Cheesemonger. 9% of Kipper's were Cheesemongers.

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  • Cheesemonger

  • Commercial Traveller Optician

  • Confectionure

  • Farmer


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

Kipper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kipper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kipper 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kipper. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Kipper Life Expectancy

What is the average Kipper lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kipper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kipper in 1945 was 53, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kipper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kipper 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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