Yap Name Meaning

English: nickname for a clever or cunning person, from Middle English yap ‘devious’, ‘deceitful’, ‘bent’; ‘shrewd’. Americanized spelling of North German Japp. Chinese: variant of Ye. Filipino: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Cap, Yan, Yep, Yam, Lau, Yaw, Yip, Yax, Bay, Sas

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Yap Family Origin

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Yap Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    33%
  • Miner

    33%
  • Work In Turpentine

    33%

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In 1880, the most common Yap occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Yap's were Laborers. Laborer and Miner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Yap. A less common occupation for the Yap family was Work In Turpentine.

Source: Census data for Yap | Data not to scale

Yap Historical Records

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Yap Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Yap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Yap in 1959 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yap

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