Gappen Family History

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Gappen Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Kappen, Tappen, Lappen, Kampen, Happe, Kappel, Appel, Napper, Tapper

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Gappen Family Origin

Where is the Gappen family from?

Gappen Family Occupations

What did your Gappen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gappen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Gappen's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar & Tobacco Merchant and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gappen. A less common occupation for the Gappen family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar & Tobacco Merchant

  • Farm Hand

  • Laborer


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

Gappen Historical Records

What Gappen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 160 census records available for the last name Gappen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gappen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gappen

Passenger List

There are 11 immigration records available for the last name Gappen. 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 39 military records available for the last name Gappen. For the veterans among your Gappen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gappen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gappen lifespan?

Between 1966 and 1989, in the United States, Gappen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gappen in 1966 was 57, and 84 in 1989.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gappen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gappen 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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