Mapes Name Meaning

Possibly a plural form of French Mape ‘piece of fabric’, ‘napkin’; if so a metonymic occupational name.

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


Similar surnames: Mates, Mars, Sales, Maves, Manes, Mares, Masek, Mewes, Capps, Vales

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Mapes Family Origin

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Mapes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

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Mapes Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Mapes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mapes in 1942 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mapes

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