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Rappaport Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): most people bearing this name are descended from Avrom-Menakhem Ben-Yankev Hakoyen Rapa, who lived in Porto, Italy, at the beginning of the 16th century. The etymology of his name is uncertain but possibly from German Rappe ‘raven’. Compare Rapp. According to one explanation his descendants added the name of their city, Porto, in order to distinguish themselves from unrelated Jews surnamed Rapa; according to another, there was a marriage between the Rapa and Porto families, and the issue of this union took the compound name.

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

Similar surnames: Rapport, Rappoport, Rapaport, Rapoport, Caspary, Kappler, Peart

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Rappaport Family Origin

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Rappaport Family Occupations

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In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rappaport. 18% of Rappaport men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Rappaport women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rappaport were Manager and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rappaport Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Rappaport Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rappaport life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rappaport in 1953 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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