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Ripa Surname Meaning

Italian: topographic name from ripa ‘river bank embankment cliff’ a variant of Riva or a habitational name from a place called with this word such as Ripa Teatina in Chieti or Ripatransone in Ascoli Piceno. Spanish: habitational name from a place called Ripa or Erripa in Navarre. Czech (Řípa): variant of Řepa ‘beet’ (see Repa ). Ukrainian: nickname from ripa ‘turnip’.

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

Similar surnames: Riva, Riba, Lipa, Riga, Ripp, Rapa, Rita, Rio, Rada, Risi

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Where is the Ripa family from?

You can see how Ripa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ripa family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ripa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Ripa family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Ripa's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ripa families in 1891.
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What did your Ripa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ripa. 34% of Ripa men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Ripa women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ripa were Labor and Factory Office. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farming
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Salesgirl
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Factory Office
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ripa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ripa 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ripa. 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 Cards

There are 585 military records available for the last name Ripa. For the veterans among your Ripa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ripa lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ripa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Ripa in 1954 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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