Last name: SKIPPER

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All you have to know about the last name SKIPPER

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SKIPPER : This last name is indexed 36,639 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SKIPPER : English (Norfolk):: 1: occupational name from Middle English skepper skipper ‘basket maker’ an agent derivative of Middle English skipp(e) skepp(e) ‘basket hamper’ (Old Norse skeppa).2: more rarely an occupational name from Middle English skypper ‘skipper master of a ship’ (Middle Low German Middle Dutch schipper).3: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English skipper ‘acrobat or tumbler’ (compare Middle English skip(en) ‘to jump or spring’) but this sense lacks evidence.

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