Kappen Family History

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Kappen Name Meaning

German: most likely a shortened form of Kappenmacher, an occupational name for a maker of hoods and hooded cloaks (see Kapp), or of Kappenberg, a habitational name from a place so named near Minden, Westphalia.

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

Similar surnames: Kappel, Kampen, Kippen, Koppen, Karpen, Kapp, Kapper, Kassen, Campen

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Kappen Family Origin

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Kappen Family Occupations

What did your Kappen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kappen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Kappen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kappen family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Boarding House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kappen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Boarding House Keeper

  • Cabinet Maker


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Kappen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kappen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kappen 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Kappen. 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 792 military records available for the last name Kappen. For the veterans among your Kappen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kappen Life Expectancy

What is the average Kappen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kappen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kappen in 1949 was 61, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kappen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kappen 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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