Rapier Family History

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Rapier Name Meaning

Dutch: of uncertain origin; it may be a derivative of raap ‘turnip’, and hence an occupational name for a grower of turnips or other root vegetables.

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

Similar surnames: Napier, Kapner, Napper, Kapfer, Papier, Lanier, Kapper, Rapin, Raiter

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Rapier Family Origin

Where is the Rapier family from?

Rapier Family Occupations

What did your Rapier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rapier family was Keeps House. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rapier. The most common Rapier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Rapier's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Rapier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rapier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rapier 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rapier. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rapier. For the veterans among your Rapier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rapier Life Expectancy

What is the average Rapier lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rapier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Rapier in 1946 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rapier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rapier 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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