Trapp Family History

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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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Trapp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Trapp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Trapp. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Trapp Family Origin

Where is the Trapp family from?

Trapp Family Occupations

What did your Trapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trapp. The most common Trapp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Trapp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Trapp family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Trapp Historical Records

What Trapp family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Trapp Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trapp 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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