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Zapata Family History

Zapata Name Meaning
Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a cobbler or shoemaker, from zapato ‘half boot’.Spanish and Galician: possibly also a habitational name from the places in Pontevedra and Ávila called Zapata.

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

269,284 Historical Documents with Zapata on Ancestry.com
209,281 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,971 Military Records
9,548 Immigration Records
24,925 Census and Voter Lists
23,559 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Zapata Families

  • Number of Zapata families
     62 - 122
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Zapata families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Zapata last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Zapata Family Origin

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Zapata Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Zapata

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Zapata Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Zapata Civil War Service Records

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