Happe Family History

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Happe Name Meaning

English: from Middle English hap(pe) ‘chance’, ‘luck’, ‘fortune’ (from Old Norse happ), applied as a nickname for someone considered fortunate or well favored. Compare Chance, Fortune. German, Dutch, and northern French (Picardy): from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Old French happe ‘hook’, ‘hatchet’, ‘pruning hook’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such implements or for someone who used one in his work. Compare Heppe. German: from a reduced form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert (see Happel).

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

Similar surnames: Happ, Happel, Pape, Hoppe, Tappe, Heppe, Huppe, Happy, Lampe, Hippe

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Happe Family Origin

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Happe Family Occupations

What did your Happe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Happe occupation in the UK was Fringe Maker Trimming. 33% of Happe's were Fringe Maker Trimmings. Fringe Maker Trimming and Optician Mathematical were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Happe. A less common occupation for the Happe family was Teacher Of Foreign Languages.

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  • Fringe Maker Trimming

  • Optician Mathematical

  • Teacher Of Foreign Languages


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

Happe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Happe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Happe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Happe. 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 Happe. For the veterans among your Happe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Happe Life Expectancy

What is the average Happe lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Happe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Happe in 1962 was 65, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Happe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Happe 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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