Plapp Family History

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Plapp Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: unexplained; perhaps a shortened form of Plappert, Blappert, Blapphart, from Middle High German blaphart, the name of a silver coin worth one-twentieth of a gulden. South German or Swiss German: from an onomatopoeic word referring to a clapping noise, hence a nickname for a blabbermouth.

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

Similar surnames: Papp, Plank, Klapp, Propp, Lapp, Happ, Trapp, Platz, Rapp, Pape

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Plapp Family Origin

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Plapp Family Occupations

What did your Plapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Plapp family was Farmer. The most common Plapp occupation in the USA was Cooper. 50% of Plapp's were Coopers. Cooper and Dries Waggon were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Plapp.

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  • Cooper

  • Dries Waggon

  • Farmer


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Plapp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Plapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plapp 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 248 immigration records available for the last name Plapp. 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 277 military records available for the last name Plapp. For the veterans among your Plapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plapp Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Plapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Plapp in 1964 was 74, and 76 in 2004.

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