Tapia Family History

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Tapia Name Meaning

Galician, Asturian-Leonese, Spanish, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the places in Galicia, Asturies, and Burgos so named from tapia ‘mud wall’.

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

Similar surnames: Navia, Lapa, Troia, Lupia, Maia, Pia, Badia, Lapin, Pavia, Tarzia

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Tapia Family Origin

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Tapia Family Occupations

What did your Tapia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tapia. 25% of Tapia men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Tapia women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tapia were Agricultor and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Agricultor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Laborer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tapia Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Tapia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tapia 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Tapia. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tapia. For the veterans among your Tapia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tapia Life Expectancy

What is the average Tapia lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tapia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Tapia in 1945 was 20, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tapia

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tapia 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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