Schipper Family History

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Schipper Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a shipman or (in German) a shipbuilder, from an agent derivative of schip ‘ship’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shovel maker or a digger, from German Schippe ‘shovel’, ‘spade’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Schopper, Schilder, Schiffer, Skipper, Scheper, Schipp, Schiller

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Schipper Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schipper name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schipper. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Schipper Family Origin

Where is the Schipper family from?

Schipper Family Occupations

What did your Schipper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schipper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Schipper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schipper. A less common occupation for the Schipper family was Cigar Manuf..

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker

  • Cigar Manuf.


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

Schipper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Schipper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schipper 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Schipper. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schipper. For the veterans among your Schipper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schipper Life Expectancy

What is the average Schipper lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schipper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schipper in 1958 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schipper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schipper 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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