Tapper Family History

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Tapper Name Meaning

English and German: occupational name for a wine merchant or tavernkeeper, Middle English tapper (an agent derivative of tappen ‘to draw off’), Low German tappe ‘tap’. North German: nickname from Middle Low German tapper ‘capable’, ‘eager’, ‘courageous’. Swedish: soldier’s name from tapper ‘brave’.

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

Similar surnames: Tupper, Napper, Tipper, Tappe, Kapper, Tepper, Capper, Lepper, Sapper

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Tapper Family Origin

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Tapper Family Occupations

What did your Tapper ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tapper. 24% of Tapper men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Tapper women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tapper were Retired and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • House Painter
  • Dairy grazing Farmer (heavy Worker
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Cotton Weaver

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tapper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Tapper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tapper 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 Tapper. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tapper. For the veterans among your Tapper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tapper Life Expectancy

What is the average Tapper lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tapper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tapper in 1952 was 81, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tapper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tapper 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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