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Tipton Family History

Tipton Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from a place in the West Midlands, recorded in Domesday Book as Tibintone, probably ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Tibba’, an Old English personal name of obscure origin.

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


Similar surnames: Tilton, Lipton, Bilton, Hilton, Ditton, Liston, Turton, Winton

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Where is the Tipton family from?

You can see how Tipton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tipton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tipton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 223 Tipton families living in Shropshire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Tipton's in United Kingdom. Shropshire had the highest population of Tipton families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tipton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tipton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Tipton. 14% of Tipton men worked as a Builders Labourer and 66% of Tipton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tipton were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    14%
  • Gardener
    10%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tipton. 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 Cards

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Tipton. For the veterans among your Tipton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tipton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tipton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tipton in 1945 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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