Tipper Family History

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Tipper Name Meaning

English: probably an occupational name for a maker of arrowheads, from an agent derivative of Middle English tippe ‘tip’, ‘head’. On the other hand it may possibly be a bawdy nickname from an agent derivative of Middle English t¯pe(n) ‘to knock over’ (of obscure origin; here with a sexually suggestive sense). The same name has been established in Ireland, in County Kildare, since the beginning of the 14th century. German: topographic name from a Westphalian field name, Tippe, of unexplained etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Tapper, Tupper, Ripper, Zipper, Tippen, Lepper, Pepper, Tipler

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Tipper Family Origin

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Tipper Family Occupations

What did your Tipper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tipper family was Labourer. The most common Tipper occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 5% of Tipper's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Carpenter and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tipper.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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Tipper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Tipper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tipper 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 Tipper. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tipper. For the veterans among your Tipper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tipper Life Expectancy

What is the average Tipper lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Tipper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Tipper in 1958 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tipper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tipper 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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