Tappe Family History

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Tappe Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for the owner of a tavern or a nickname for a drinker, from Low German tappe ‘tap’. German: variant of Tapp. English: variant spelling of Tapp.

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

Similar surnames: Tapper, Happe, Tapp, Topp, Tappen, Tepper, Trapp, Tippen, Tape, Tarte

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Tappe Family Origin

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Tappe Family Occupations

What did your Tappe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tappe family was Coal Miner. Butcher, Champagne Maker and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tappe. The most common Tappe occupation in the USA was Butcher. 11% of Tappe's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Champagne Maker

  • Cigar Maker

  • Coal Miner


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Tappe Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Tappe Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tappe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tappe in 1952 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tappe 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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