Napp Family History

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Napp Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen, from Old French nappe ‘table cloth’. English: either a variant spelling of Knapp or a reduced variant of Scottish McNabb. Altered spelling of German Knapp. German: metonymic occupational name for a bowl and cup maker, from Middle Low German nap ‘bowl’, ‘mug’, or alternatively, from an old personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German (gi-)nada ‘grace’, ‘benevolence’.

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

Similar surnames: Knapp, Kapp, Happ, Tapp, Mapp, Capp, Sapp, Happe, Topp, Kamp

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Napp Family Origin

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Napp Family Occupations

What did your Napp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Napp occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Napp's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Napp family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Baker & Grocer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Napp.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Baker & Grocer

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Miner


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

Napp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Napp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Napp 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 756 immigration records available for the last name Napp. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Napp. For the veterans among your Napp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Napp Life Expectancy

What is the average Napp lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Napp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Napp in 1950 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Napp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Napp 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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