Ripke Family History

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Ripke Name Meaning

Germanized form of Slavic Ripka ‘fish’ (see Czech Ryba). from a pet form of the personal name Riepe, Ribbe or Rippert, a compound of ric ‘power(ful)’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Riepe, Ripka, Ricken, Popke, Repko, Riewe, Rieke, Limke, Remke, Hapke

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Ripke Family Origin

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Ripke Family Occupations

What did your Ripke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ripke. The most common Ripke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Ripke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ripke family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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Ripke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ripke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ripke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ripke. 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 Ripke. For the veterans among your Ripke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ripke Life Expectancy

What is the average Ripke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ripke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ripke in 1957 was 71, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ripke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ripke 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.

Famous Ripke Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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