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Tripp Family History

Tripp Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): metonymic occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone with an odd gait, from Middle English trip(p)(en) ‘to step lightly, skip, or hop’ (Old French triper). English: metonymic occupational name for a butcher or tripe dresser, from Middle English, Old French trip(p)e ‘tripe’ (of unknown origin). German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden pattens (trippe), a type of raised sole that could be strapped to normal footwear for walking in unpaved muddy streets.

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


Similar surnames: Trapp, Gripp, Ripp, Fripp, Crisp, Cripe, Topp, Propp, Tipp, Tropp

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Where is the Tripp family from?

You can see how Tripp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tripp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tripp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 225 Tripp families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Tripp's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tripp families in 1911.
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What did your Tripp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Tripp. 45% of Tripp men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Tripp women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tripp were Laborer and Income.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Farmers Son
    10%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Income
    20%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Tripp. 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 Cards

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Tripp. For the veterans among your Tripp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tripp lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tripp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Tripp in 1944 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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