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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 Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Lapa Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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