Zapf Family History

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Zapf Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German zapfe ‘bung’, ‘stopper’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a taverner, or perhaps a nickname for an inebriate.

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


Similar surnames: Zipf, Zepf, Zopf, Papp, Kapp, Kopf, Haaf, Happ, Zang, Hanf

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Zapf Family Origin

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Zapf Family Occupations

What did your Zapf ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Domestic Servant was the top reported job for people in the UK named Zapf.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant
    100%

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

Zapf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Zapf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zapf 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zapf. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Zapf. For the veterans among your Zapf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zapf Life Expectancy

What is the average Zapf lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Zapf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Zapf in 1955 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zapf

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