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Repp Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a ropemaker from Middle Low German rēp rep ‘rope’. German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Reppert . Americanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Rep: nickname from rep ‘tail’ probably denoting a man wearing long-tail hairstyle.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Reppe, Rapp, Reep, Rehm, Repa, Remp, Lepp, Tropp, Krepp, Depp

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Where is the Repp family from?

You can see how Repp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Repp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Repp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Repp families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Repp's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Repp families in 1840.
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What did your Repp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Repp. 21% of Repp men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Repp women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Repp were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Repp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Repp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Repp. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Repp lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Repp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Repp in 1946 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

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