Zappa Family History

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Zappa Name Meaning

Italian: metonymic occupational name for an agricultural laborer, from Italian zappa ‘mattock’, ‘hoe’, or a nickname for a rough, uncultivated person.

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


Similar surnames: Zappia, Cappa, Zappala, Rappa, Rapa, Capra, Lapp, Coppa, Papp, Zapf

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Zappa Family Origin

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Zappa Family Occupations

What did your Zappa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zappa. 10% of Zappa men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Zappa women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zappa were Labor and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Foreman
    4%
  • Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    17%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Secretary
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Zappa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Zappa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zappa 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 866 immigration records available for the last name Zappa. 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 553 military records available for the last name Zappa. For the veterans among your Zappa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zappa Life Expectancy

What is the average Zappa lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Zappa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zappa in 1959 was 58, and 88 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zappa 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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