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Claps Family History

Claps Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. This name is found with Italian forenames, but is not Italian in form. It was probably imported to Italy from France, where it is a topographic name from French Les Claps, the name of a rock mass in Hérault.

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


Similar surnames: Claus, Clare, Cap, Clapp, Cass, Camps, Claes, Plass, Class, Laas

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Where is the Claps family from?

You can see how Claps families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Claps family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Claps families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 15 Claps families living in Dorset. This was about 79% of all the recorded Claps's in United Kingdom. Dorset had the highest population of Claps families in 1891.
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What did your Claps ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Shoemaker and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Claps. 16% of Claps men worked as a Shoemaker and 50% of Claps women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Claps were Gardner and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Shoemaker
    16%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Gardner
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    50%
  • Saleslady
    22%
  • Wrapper
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Claps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claps 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 531 immigration records available for the last name Claps. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Claps. For the veterans among your Claps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Claps lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Claps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Claps in 1962 was 60, and 43 in 2004.

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