Kappas Family History

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Kappas Name Meaning

Greek: reduced form of a surname beginning with the prefix Kapa-, Kamba-, or Kapo-, from Turkish kaba ‘large’, ‘coarse’, for example Kapogiannis ‘John the coarse’. It is unlikely to be from Latin cappa ‘cape’.

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


Similar surnames: Kaplan, Kapral, Papas, Kardas, Karas, Cappa, Kalfas, Kappel, Pappa

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Kappas Family Origin

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Kappas Family Occupations

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In 1880, Tailor, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kappas. The most common Kappas occupation in the USA was Tailor. 40% of Kappas's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Kappas family was Keeping Saloon.

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  • Tailor

    40%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping Saloon

    20%

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

Kappas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kappas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kappas 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 Kappas. 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 Kappas. For the veterans among your Kappas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kappas Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kappas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Kappas in 1948 was 50, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kappas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kappas 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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