Kaps Family History

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Kaps Name Meaning

German: reduced form of Kappus. Slovenian (Kapš): probably a shortened and metathesized form of the personal name Kašper, an old vernacular form of Gašper (see Caspar).

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


Similar surnames: Kass, Kops, Vas, Kapp, Kaas, Kaus, Faas, Kast, Jass, Mars

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Kaps Family Origin

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Kaps Family Occupations

What did your Kaps ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kaps occupation in the USA was Barber. 18% of Kaps's were Barbers. A less common occupation for the Kaps family was Builder & Contractor. Barber, Cabinet Maker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kaps.

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  • Barber

    18%
  • Cabinet Maker

    18%
  • Blacksmith

    9%
  • Builder & Contractor

    9%

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

Kaps Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kaps Life Expectancy

What is the average Kaps lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kaps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kaps in 1963 was 79, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kaps

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kaps 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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