Gapen Family History

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Gapen Name Meaning

Respelling of French Gapin, from a diminutive of gap, a variant of gab ‘joke’, ‘mockery’, presumably applied as a nickname for a joker.

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


Similar surnames: Gagen, Galen, Garen, Capen, Pape, Amen, Gage, Kaper, Papen, Walen

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Gapen Family Origin

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Gapen Family Occupations

What did your Gapen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Atty At Law and Clerk Treas Off were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gapen. A less common occupation for the Gapen family was Doctor. The most common Gapen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Gapen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Atty At Law

    5%
  • Clerk Treas Off

    5%
  • Doctor

    5%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Gapen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gapen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gapen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gapen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gapen. For the veterans among your Gapen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gapen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gapen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gapen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gapen in 1955 was 76, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gapen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gapen 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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