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