Raap Family History

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Raap Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch rape ‘turnip’; a metonymic occupational name for a turnip grower, or perhaps a derisory nickname.German: variant of Raab (see Rabe).North German: from Middle Low German rap ‘fast’.

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

Similar surnames: Rasp, Raak, Kamp, Ramp, Haar, Ramm, Rapp, Roup, Kapp, Raad

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Raap Family Origin

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Raap Family Occupations

What did your Raap ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Raap family was Laborer. Farmer, Cooper Smith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raap. The most common Raap occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Raap's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper Smith

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Raap ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Raap Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Raap. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raap 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 893 immigration records available for the last name Raap. 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 483 military records available for the last name Raap. For the veterans among your Raap ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raap Life Expectancy

What is the average Raap lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Raap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Raap in 1961 was 46, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raap

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raap ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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