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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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Where is the Tappe family from?

You can see how Tappe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tappe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Tappe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Tappe family living in Arkansas. This was 100% of all the recorded Tappe's in the USA. Arkansas had the highest population of Tappe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tappe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tappe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tappe. 32% of Tappe men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Tappe women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tappe were Manager and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Maid
    27%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Tappe lifespan?

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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