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Trapp Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper, from a derivative of Middle English trapp ‘trap’. German: nickname for a stupid person, from Middle High German trappe ‘bustard’ (of Slavic origin). German: topographic name for someone living by a step-like feature in the terrain, from Middle Low German treppe, trappe ‘step’, or by a flight of steps, standard German Treppe.

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


Similar surnames: Tripp, Tapp, Rapp, Knapp, Tropp, Rasp, Kropp, Repp, Topp, Train

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Where is the Trapp family from?

You can see how Trapp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trapp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trapp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Trapp families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Trapp's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Trapp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trapp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Trapp. 17% of Trapp men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Trapp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trapp were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Trapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trapp 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Trapp. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Trapp. For the veterans among your Trapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trapp lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Trapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Trapp in 1942 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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