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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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Where is the Kaps family from?

You can see how Kaps families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaps family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kaps families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Kaps families living in Ohio. This was about 42% of all the recorded Kaps's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kaps families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaps surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaps ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kaps. 39% of Kaps men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kaps women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaps were Musician and Manager. .

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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
    39%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Musician
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Manager
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 652 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 Cards

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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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.

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