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Lips Family History

Lips Surname Meaning

North German Flemish and Dutch: from a shortened form of the personal name Philips from Latin Philippus (see Philip ).

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


Similar surnames: Lipps, Lipp, Lipe, Lis, Lins, Lias, Lies, Litt, Luks, Leys

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Where is the Lips family from?

You can see how Lips families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lips family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lips families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Lips family living in Carmarthenshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lips's in United Kingdom. Carmarthenshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Lips families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lips surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lips ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lips. 21% of Lips men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Lips women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lips were Unpaid Helper and Maid. .

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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
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Unpaid Helper
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lips. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lips 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lips. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lips. For the veterans among your Lips ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lips lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lips life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lips in 1945 was 25, and 86 in 2004.

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