Skipper Family History

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Skipper Name Meaning

occupational name for the master of a ship, Middle English skipper (from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper). from an agent derivative of Middle English skip(en) ‘to jump or spring’ (apparently of Scandinavian origin), hence an occupational name for an acrobat or professional tumbler, or nickname for a high-spirited person. occupational name for a basket-maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English skipp(e), skepp(e) ‘basket’, ‘hamper’ (Old Norse skeppa).

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

Similar surnames: Tipper, Kipper, Stopper, Ripper, Kopper, Schipper, Kiper, Kieper

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Skipper Family Origin

Where is the Skipper family from?

Skipper Family Occupations

What did your Skipper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Skipper occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Skipper's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Skipper family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skipper.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Skipper ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Skipper Historical Records

What Skipper family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Skipper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skipper 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Skipper. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Skipper. For the veterans among your Skipper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skipper Life Expectancy

What is the average Skipper lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Skipper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Skipper in 1944 was 36, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skipper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skipper 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.

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