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Rapson Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): patronymic from Rab, Rap, short forms of the personal name Robert.

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


Similar surnames: Ramson, Ranson, Rayson, Mapson, Lipson, Papson, Paxson, Ipson, Anson

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Rapson Family Origin

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Rapson Family Occupations

What did your Rapson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rapson family was Carpenter. The most common Rapson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Rapson's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rapson.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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

Rapson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rapson Life Expectancy

What is the average Rapson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rapson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Rapson in 1944 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rapson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rapson 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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