Tappan Family History

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Tappan Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Tappen.

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

Similar surnames: Tayman, Caplan, Tallman, Cappa, Tippen, Lapan, Pappa, Gappa, Tappe

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Tappan Family Origin

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Tappan Family Occupations

What did your Tappan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tappan family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tappan. The most common Tappan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Tappan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Tappan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Tappan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tappan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tappan. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tappan. For the veterans among your Tappan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tappan Life Expectancy

What is the average Tappan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tappan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tappan in 1954 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tappan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tappan 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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