Zapata Family History

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Zapata Name Meaning

Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a cobbler or shoemaker, from zapato ‘half boot’. Spanish and Galician: possibly also a habitational name from the places in Pontevedra and Ávila called Zapata.

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


Similar surnames: Zagata, Salata, Lapa, Zapatka, Zawada, Zabala, Zappa, Arata, Zappia

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Zapata Family Origin

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Zapata Family Occupations

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  • Shepard

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Farmer & Stock Raiser

    9%
  • Herdsman

    9%

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In 1880, the most common Zapata occupation in the USA was Shepard. 14% of Zapata's were Shepards. A less common occupation for the Zapata family was Herdsman. Shepard, Farm Laborer and Farmer & Stock Raiser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zapata.

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Zapata Historical Records

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Zapata Life Expectancy

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