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Lipman Surname Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from a farm named Lipman or perhaps Lippink referring to a certain Lippo and his kin. Lippo is a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with the element leiba ‘offspring son’ or of the personal name Philip . Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Lipman derived from Middle High German words liep ‘dear beloved’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Lippmann or of its rare variant Lipmann.

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

Similar surnames: Lisman, Lippman, Libman, Leibman, Litman, Tilman, Lipkin, Aikman

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Where is the Lipman family from?

You can see how Lipman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lipman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lipman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 256 Lipman families living in London. This was about 78% of all the recorded Lipman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lipman families in 1891.
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What did your Lipman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cabinet Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lipman. 11% of Lipman men worked as a Cabinet Maker and 76% of Lipman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lipman were Tailors Machinist and Tailoress. .

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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 1939

  • Cabinet Maker
  • Carpenter
  • Tailors Machiner
  • Tailors Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Tailoress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lipman. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lipman. For the veterans among your Lipman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lipman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lipman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lipman in 1952 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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