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Kapp Family History

Kapp Name Meaning

from Middle High German kappe ‘hooded cloak’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods and hooded cloaks or a nickname for someone who habitually wore such a garment. nickname for a man with a high voice, from Middle High German kappe ‘capon’. from a variant of the personal name Kaspar.

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


Similar surnames: Kamp, Karp, Napp, Kopp, Knapp, Papp, Capp, Happ, Rapp, Lapp

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Where is the Kapp family from?

You can see how Kapp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kapp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kapp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Kapp families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 79% of all the recorded Kapp's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kapp families in 1840.
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What did your Kapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kapp. 14% of Kapp men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Kapp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kapp were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kapp. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kapp. For the veterans among your Kapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kapp lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kapp in 1947 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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