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

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Tailor

    7%
  • Beer Saloon

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zapf family was Beer Saloon. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zapf. The most common Zapf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Zapf's were Farmers.

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Zapf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zapf

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