Mapes Family History

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Mapes Name Meaning

Possibly a plural form of French Mape ‘piece of fabric’, ‘napkin’; if so a metonymic occupational name.

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

Similar surnames: Mates, Mars, Sales, Maves, Manes, Mares, Masek, Mewes, Capps, Vales

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Mapes Family Origin

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Mapes Family Occupations

What did your Mapes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mapes occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Mapes's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Mapes family was Boot Maker. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Arsenal Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mapes.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Arsenal Laborer

  • Boot Maker


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

Mapes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Mapes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mapes 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 Mapes. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Mapes. For the veterans among your Mapes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mapes Life Expectancy

What is the average Mapes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mapes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mapes in 1942 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mapes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mapes 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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