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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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Where is the Japp family from?

You can see how Japp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Japp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Japp families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Japp family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Japp's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Japp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Japp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Japp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Japp. 34% of Japp men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Japp women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Japp were Machinist and House Wife.

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Seamstress
    17%
  • House Wife
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Japp. 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 871 military records available for the last name Japp. For the veterans among your Japp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Japp lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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