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Gips Surname Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): perhaps a variant of Hipsher ; in this case the initial g is due to Russian influence since Russian has no h and alters it to g in borrowed words and names and the final s replaced sh due to the confusion between these two sounds in the Yiddish dialect spoken in Lithuania and Belarus. German: patronymic from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with the stem geb ‘gift’ as in Gebhard (see Gebhardt ). Dutch: altered form of English Gibbs .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gill, Gipe, Niss, Gipp, Gies, Nipps, Ris, Tipps, Guss, Geiss

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Where is the Gips family from?

You can see how Gips families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gips family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Gips families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Gips family living in Middlesex. This was 100% of all the recorded Gips's in United Kingdom. Middlesex had the highest population of Gips families in 1891.
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What did your Gips ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gips. 34% of Gips men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 855 census records available for the last name Gips. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gips census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 580 immigration records available for the last name Gips. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 279 military records available for the last name Gips. For the veterans among your Gips ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gips lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gips life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Gips in 1952 was 43, and 89 in 2004.

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