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Gapp Family History

Gapp Name Meaning

English: from Middle English gappe, Old Norse gap ‘chasm’, ‘breach’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a gap in a wall, hedge, or (in Norfolk and Suffolk) cliffs. German: from the personal name Gabo, a short form of Gebolf (see Gebhardt).

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

Similar surnames: Sapp, Tapp, Mapp, Napp, Capp, Rapp, Kapp, Gipp, Happ, Japp

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Where is the Gapp family from?

You can see how Gapp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gapp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gapp families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Gapp families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Gapp's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Gapp families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gapp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gapp. 56% of Gapp men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gapp 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 634 immigration records available for the last name Gapp. 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 703 military records available for the last name Gapp. For the veterans among your Gapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gapp lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gapp in 1956 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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