Ripley Family History

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Ripley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in different parts of England, named in Old English with ripel ‘strip of land’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Ridley, Riley, Risley, Willey, Shipley, Tilley, Brimley, Iley

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Ripley Family Origin

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Ripley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ripley. The most common Ripley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Ripley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Ripley family was Blacksmith.

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Ripley Historical Records

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Ripley Life Expectancy

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