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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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Japp Family Origin

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Japp Family Occupations

What did your Japp ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Human Hair Manuf

    11%

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

Japp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Japp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Japp 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 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Japp Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Japp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Japp 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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