Rapp Name Meaning

Swedish: from rapp ‘quick’, ‘prompt’; a soldier’s name, one of the monothematic names adopted by soldiers in the 17th century, before surnames became general in Sweden. German: from Middle High German rapp, rabe ‘raven’ (German Rabe), hence a nickname for someone with black hair, or some other supposed resemblance to the bird. Compare Raven. In some cases the surname may have arisen from a house name, thus denoting someone who lived in a house distinguished by the sign of a raven.

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


Similar surnames: Papp, Ramp, Kapp, Rasp, Trapp, Happ, Repp, Lapp, Tapp, Capp

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Rapp Family Origin

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Rapp Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    11%
  • Baker

    11%
  • Assistant Overseer & Collector Of Poor Rates

    6%
  • Butcher

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rapp family was Butcher. The most common Rapp occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 11% of Rapp's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Baker and Assistant Overseer & Collector Of Poor Rates were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rapp.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Rapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rapp in 1942 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rapp

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