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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 1880, Beer Botler, Buttonhole Maker and Dry Goods Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rappaport. The most common Rappaport occupation in the USA was Beer Botler. 17% of Rappaport's were Beer Botlers. A less common occupation for the Rappaport family was Lawyer.

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  • Beer Botler

    17%
  • Buttonhole Maker

    17%
  • Dry Goods Dealer

    17%
  • Lawyer

    17%

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Rappaport Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rappaport. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rappaport 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 Rappaport. 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 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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