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Sapp Family History

Sapp Name Meaning

German: from a short form (Sabbe) of a Germanic personal name with sacha ‘legal case or action’ as the first element. English: topographic name from Middle English sap ‘spruce tree’ (Old English sæppe).

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


Similar surnames: Tapp, Gapp, Napp, Sopp, Mapp, Capp, Japp, Sale, Sand, Happ

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Where is the Sapp family from?

You can see how Sapp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sapp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sapp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 44 Sapp families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Sapp's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Sapp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sapp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sapp. 25% of Sapp men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Sapp women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sapp were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Sapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sapp 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 Sapp. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Sapp. For the veterans among your Sapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sapp lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sapp in 1943 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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