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Schipper Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a shipman or (in German) a shipbuilder, from an agent derivative of schip ‘ship’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shovel maker or a digger, from German Schippe ‘shovel’, ‘spade’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Schopper, Schilder, Schiffer, Skipper, Scheper, Schipp, Schiller

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Schipper Family Origin

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Schipper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Shoemaker

    9%
  • Cigar Manuf.

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Schipper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Schipper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schipper. A less common occupation for the Schipper family was Cigar Manuf..

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Schipper Historical Records

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Schipper Life Expectancy

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