Drape Family History

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Drape Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, from Old French drap ‘cloth’.

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

Similar surnames: Draper, Drapeau, Grape, Dame, Drake, Cripe, Pape, Grapes, Drane

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Drape Family Origin

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Drape Family Occupations

What did your Drape ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Drape. 4% of Drape men worked as a General Labourer and 61% of Drape women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drape were Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Blacksmith (journeyman)
  • Boot Repairer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Drape Historical Records

What Drape family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Drape. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drape 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 441 immigration records available for the last name Drape. 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 830 military records available for the last name Drape. For the veterans among your Drape ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drape Life Expectancy

What is the average Drape lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Drape life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Drape in 1965 was 87, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drape

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drape 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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