Japp Name Meaning

German (Hesse, the Rhineland): from a short form of Jacob.German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with geba ‘gift’ (see Gapp 2).of uncertain origin: Bahlow asserts that it is Frisian Tjappen, but equally it may be the Biblical name Japhet.

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


Similar surnames: Tapp, Mapp, Sapp, Gapp, App, Jopp, Happ, Kapp, Napp, Rapp

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Japp Family Origin

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Japp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Human Hair Manuf

    11%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Japp. A less common occupation for the Japp family was Human Hair Manuf. The most common Japp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Japp's were Farmers.

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Japp Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, Japp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Japp in 1964 was 82, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Japp

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