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Mapp Family History

Mapp Name Meaning

from a variant of the medieval female personal name Mab(be), a short form of Middle English, Old French Amabel (from Latin amabilis ‘loveable’). This has survived into the 20th century in the short form Mabel. possibly from an unattested Old English male personal name, Mappa. Welsh: from Old Welsh map, mab ‘son’, which was used as a distinguishing epithet.

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


Similar surnames: Napp, Sapp, Tapp, Gapp, Japp, Happ, Happe, Mars, Capp, Rapp

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Where is the Mapp family from?

You can see how Mapp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mapp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mapp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Mapp families living in Virginia. This was about 52% of all the recorded Mapp's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Mapp families in 1840.
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What did your Mapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mapp. 30% of Mapp men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Mapp women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mapp were Salesman and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Porter
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    21%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Servant
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mapp. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mapp. For the veterans among your Mapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mapp lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mapp in 1946 was 19, and 75 in 2004.

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