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Drape Family History

Drape Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French drap ‘cloth’ probably used for a draper. See Draper . German (Lower Saxony): unexplained. This surname is rare in Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Draper, Drapeau, Grape, Dame, Drake, Cripe, Pape, Grapes, Drane

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Where is the Drape family from?

You can see how Drape families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drape family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drape families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 2 Drape families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Drape's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Drape families in 1911.
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What did your Drape ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Drape. 100% of Drape men worked as a Journalier. .

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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 1921

  • Journalier
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Drape. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drape 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 441 immigration records available for the last name Drape. 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 830 military records available for the last name Drape. For the veterans among your Drape ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drape lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Drape life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Drape in 1965 was 87, and 75 in 2004.

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