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 Family Origin

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Schipper Family Occupations

What did your Schipper ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Furrier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schipper. 50% of Schipper men worked as a Furrier

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Furrier
  • Farmer

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

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.

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