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Epps Name Meaning

English: variant of Apps or Ebbs. English: from the Old English personal name Eoppa or Old Danish Øpi. Dutch: patronymic from Epp(e), a pet form of the Germanic personal name Eberhardt. Dutch: habitational name for someone from a place called Epse (see Van Epps).

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

Similar surnames: Apps, Epes, Tepp, Espe, Eis, Copps, Enis, Upp, Espy, Neppl

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Epps Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Epps name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Epps. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Epps Family Origin

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Epps Family Occupations

What did your Epps ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Epps family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Laundress and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Epps. The most common Epps occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Epps's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Laundress

  • Annuitant

  • Carpenter


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Epps Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Epps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eppscensus 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Epps. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Epps. For the veterans among your Epps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Epps Life Expectancy

What is the average Epps lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Epps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Epps in 1942 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Epps 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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