Arp Name Meaning

German: variant of Erb. North German, Dutch, and Danish: from the personal name Arp, derived from Middle Low German erp ‘dark brown’.

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

Similar surnames: Harp, Art, Karp, Arn, Carp, App, Erp, Asp, Ahn, Arb

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Arp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Arp. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Arp Family Origin

Where is the Arp family from?

Arp Family Occupations

What did your Arp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Arp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Arp's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arp. A less common occupation for the Arp family was Drayman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Drayman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Arp ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Arp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Arp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Arp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Arp. For the veterans among your Arp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arp Life Expectancy

What is the average Arp lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Arp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Arp in 1941 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arp ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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