Lapp Family History

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Lapp Name Meaning

from Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person. ethnic name for a Lapp, someone from Lapland.

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

Similar surnames: Kapp, Papp, Napp, Happ, Rapp, Lipp, Capp, Tapp, Lepp, Gapp

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Lapp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lapp name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Lapp Family Origin

Where is the Lapp family from?

Lapp Family Occupations

What did your Lapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lapp family was Housekeeper (Dom). The most common Lapp occupation in the UK was Butler. 17% of Lapp's were Butlers. Butler, Engine Fitter and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lapp.

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  • Butler

  • Engine Fitter

  • Grocer

  • Housekeeper (Dom)


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

Lapp Historical Records

What Lapp family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Lapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lapp 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lapp. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lapp. For the veterans among your Lapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lapp Life Expectancy

What is the average Lapp lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lapp in 1954 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lapp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lapp 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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