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Rapp Family History

Rapp Name Meaning
Swedish: from rapp ‘quick’, ‘prompt’; a soldier’s name, one of the monothematic names adopted by soldiers in the 17th century, before surnames became general in Sweden.German: from Middle High German rapp, rabe ‘raven’ (German Rabe), hence a nickname for someone with black hair, or some other supposed resemblance to the bird. Compare Raven. In some cases the surname may have arisen from a house name, thus denoting someone who lived in a house distinguished by the sign of a raven.

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

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12,588 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Rapp Families

  • Number of Rapp families
     197 - 391
     66 - 196
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rapp families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rapp last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rapp Family Origin

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Rapp Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rapp

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Rapp Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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