Rappe Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rapp 2. French: habitational name from La Rappe in the Vosges, so named from Middle French raspe ‘wood cut from a copse’, ‘cut brushwood’.

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


Similar surnames: Happe, Rapp, Rape, Rapps, Rappel, Ruppe, Range, Lapre, Rampey, Tappe

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Rappe Family Origin

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Rappe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Banker

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Banker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rappe. A less common occupation for the Rappe family was Blacksmith. The most common Rappe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Rappe's were Farmers.

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Rappe Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Rappe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rappe in 1959 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rappe

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