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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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Where is the Rappaport family from?

You can see how Rappaport families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rappaport family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rappaport families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Rappaport families living in New York. This was about 64% of all the recorded Rappaport's in USA. New York had the highest population of Rappaport families in 1880.
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What did your Rappaport ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

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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What is the average Rappaport lifespan?

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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