Zipf Family History

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Zipf Name Meaning

German: from late Middle High German zipf, zipfel ‘point’, ‘tip’, ‘corner’, hence a topographic name for someone who occupied a narrow corner of land, as for example between converging channels of a stream. South German: nickname for a simpleton.

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


Similar surnames: Zopf, Zapf, Wipf, Kopf, Zink, Zepf, Zins, Zinn, Kipp, Zill

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Zipf Family Origin

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Zipf Family Occupations

What did your Zipf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zipf. 19% of Zipf men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Zipf women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zipf were Butcher and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Butcher
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    38%
  • Clerk
    38%
  • Secretary
    25%

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

Zipf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Zipf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zipf 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 662 immigration records available for the last name Zipf. 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 903 military records available for the last name Zipf. For the veterans among your Zipf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zipf Life Expectancy

What is the average Zipf lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Zipf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Zipf in 1956 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zipf 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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