Clapp Family History

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Clapp Name Meaning

English (chiefly Bristol): from Middle English clop(pe) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ (from Old English clopp(a)), applied either as a topographic name or as a nickname for a large and ungainly person. Variant spelling of German Klapp.

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

Similar surnames: Capp, Knapp, Copp, Lapp, Sapp, Plapp, Clamp, Trapp, Clay, Cap

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Clapp Family Origin

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Clapp Family Occupations

What did your Clapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clapp. The most common Clapp occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Clapp's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Clapp family was Carpenter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clapp ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clapp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Clapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clapp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Clapp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Clapp. For the veterans among your Clapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clapp Life Expectancy

What is the average Clapp lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Clapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Clapp in 1944 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clapp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clapp ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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