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Rapin Family History

Rapin Name Meaning
Of uncertain origin. It is a French name, a nickname for a thief, from rapin ‘rapine’. However, the distribution of the surname in North America does not really accord with a French origin. Again, the distribution doesn’t help this cause.

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

32,485 Historical Documents with Rapin on Ancestry.com
5,146 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
307 Military Records
315 Immigration Records
2,003 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Rapin Families

  • Number of Rapin families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rapin families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rapin last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rapin Family Origin

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Rapin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rapin

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Rapin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rapin census records

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Military Service by Rapin

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