Hans Nielsen Skipper was born in 1714, in Utterslev, Lollands Nørre, Maribo, Denmark. He married Mette Andersdatter on 20 October 1765, in Utterslev, Lollands Nørre, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters.
occupational name from Middle English skepper, skipper ‘basket maker’, an agent derivative of Middle English skipp(e), skepp(e) ‘basket, hamper’ (Old Norse skeppa).
more rarely, an occupational name from Middle English skypper ‘skipper, master of a ship’ (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper).