Ripper Family History

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Ripper Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who made or sold baskets, or else carried wares about in a basket, from an agent derivative of Middle English (h)rip ‘basket’ (Old Norse hrip). German: variant of Ripp.

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

Similar surnames: Tipper, Kipper, Rimer, Lepper, Copper, Cropper, Rippe, Pepper, Nipper

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Ripper Family Origin

Where is the Ripper family from?

Ripper Family Occupations

What did your Ripper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ripper occupation in Canada was Apprentice. 25% of Ripper's were Apprentices. Apprentice, Clerk and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ripper. A less common occupation for the Ripper family was Gold Miner.

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  • Apprentice

  • Clerk

  • Farmer

  • Gold Miner


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

Ripper Historical Records

What Ripper family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ripper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ripper 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ripper. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ripper. For the veterans among your Ripper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ripper Life Expectancy

What is the average Ripper lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ripper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ripper in 1946 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ripper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ripper 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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