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Traphagen Name Meaning

Respelling of German Trapphagen, apparently from a hypercorrected and enlarged form of traphan ‘(male) bustard’; hagen, however, means ‘hedge’.

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


Similar surnames: Hagen, Blumhagen, Greenhagen, Hashagen, Haagen, Verhagen, Sternhagen

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Where is the Traphagen family from?

You can see how Traphagen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Traphagen family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Traphagen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Traphagen families living in New York. This was about 79% of all the recorded Traphagen's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Traphagen families in 1840.
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What did your Traphagen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Traphagen. 20% of Traphagen men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Traphagen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Traphagen were Farmer and Clerk.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • H
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 274 immigration records available for the last name Traphagen. 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 454 military records available for the last name Traphagen. For the veterans among your Traphagen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Traphagen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Traphagen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Traphagen in 1962 was 63, and 85 in 2004.

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