Lapp Name Meaning

from Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person. ethnic name for a Lapp, someone from Lapland.

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


Similar surnames: Kapp, Papp, Napp, Happ, Rapp, Lipp, Capp, Tapp, Lepp, Gapp

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Lapp Family Origin

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Lapp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lapp family was Carpenter. The most common Lapp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Lapp's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lapp.

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Lapp Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Lapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lapp in 1954 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lapp

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