Gapen Name Meaning

Respelling of French Gapin, from a diminutive of gap, a variant of gab ‘joke’, ‘mockery’, presumably applied as a nickname for a joker.

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


Similar surnames: Gagen, Galen, Garen, Capen, Pape, Amen, Gage, Kaper, Papen, Walen

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Gapen Family Origin

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Gapen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Atty At Law

    5%
  • Clerk Treas Off

    5%
  • Doctor

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Gapen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Gapen's were Farmers. Farmer, Atty At Law and Clerk Treas Off were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gapen. A less common occupation for the Gapen family was Doctor.

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Gapen Historical Records

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Gapen Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Gapen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gapen in 1955 was 76, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gapen

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