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Gapen Family History

Gapen Name Meaning
Respelling of French Gapin, from a diminutive of gap, a variant of gab ‘joke’, ‘mockery’, presumably applied as a nickname for a joker.

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

14,969 Historical Documents with Gapen on Ancestry.com
2,127 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
560 Military Records
119 Immigration Records
2,087 Census and Voter Lists
10,076 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gapen Families

  • Number of Gapen families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gapen families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gapen last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gapen census records

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Gapen Family Origin

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Gapen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gapen

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Gapen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gapen census records

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Gapen Civil War Service Records

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