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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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Where is the Arp family from?

You can see how Arp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Arp families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Arp's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Arp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arp. 37% of Arp men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Arp women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arp were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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