Lapa Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland): nickname from Polish lapa ‘paw’, ‘flipper’, ‘mutton fist’. Portuguese and Galician: habitational name for someone from any of the numerous places called Lapa, from lapa ‘cavern’, or from the Marian name Senhora da Lapa.

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


Similar surnames: Lata, Rapa, Lama, Lipa, Lapka, Papa, Apa, Laba, Lada, Lapp

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Lapa Family Origin

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Lapa Family Occupations

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Lapa Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Lapa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lapa in 1956 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lapa

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