Rapley Family History

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Rapley Name Meaning

English: probably connected with Rapley Farm in Berkshire, although it is not clear whether the surname is derived from the farm name or vice versa. Altered spelling of the Swiss family name Räpple (see Rappleye).

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

Similar surnames: Ratley, Rupley, Radley, Capley, Railey, Hanley, Rampey, Paley, Pasley

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Rapley Family Origin

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Rapley Family Occupations

What did your Rapley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rapley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Rapley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rapley family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rapley.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • At Home


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

Rapley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rapley Life Expectancy

What is the average Rapley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rapley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rapley in 1952 was 60, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rapley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rapley 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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