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Dapper Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: nickname from dapper ‘brave gallant’.

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


Similar surnames: Tapper, Napper, Kapper, Dupper, Sapper, Kappers, Happe, Happel

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Where is the Dapper family from?

You can see how Dapper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dapper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Dapper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Dapper families living in Worcestershire. This was 100% of all the recorded Dapper's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Dapper families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dapper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dapper ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dapper. 100% of Dapper women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dapper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dapper 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 498 immigration records available for the last name Dapper. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dapper. For the veterans among your Dapper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dapper lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dapper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dapper in 1959 was 56, and 94 in 2004.

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