Rapp Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rapp name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    45%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    16%

  • Sweden

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Rapp Family Origin

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Rapp Family Occupations

What did your Rapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Baker and Assistant Overseer & Collector Of Poor Rates were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rapp. 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.

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  • Annuitant

    11%
  • Baker

    11%
  • Assistant Overseer & Collector Of Poor Rates

    6%
  • Butcher

    6%

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

Rapp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Rapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rappcensus 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Rapp. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Rapp. For the veterans among your Rapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rapp Life Expectancy

What is the average Rapp lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rapp 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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