Happe Name Meaning

English: from Middle English hap(pe) ‘chance’, ‘luck’, ‘fortune’ (from Old Norse happ), applied as a nickname for someone considered fortunate or well favored. Compare Chance, Fortune. German, Dutch, and northern French (Picardy): from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Old French happe ‘hook’, ‘hatchet’, ‘pruning hook’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such implements or for someone who used one in his work. Compare Heppe. German: from a reduced form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert (see Happel).

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


Similar surnames: Happ, Happel, Pape, Hoppe, Tappe, Heppe, Huppe, Happy, Lampe, Hippe

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Happe Family Origin

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Happe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Cabinet Maker

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Happe. A less common occupation for the Happe family was Carpenter. The most common Happe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Happe's were Farmers.

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Between 1962 and 2004, Happe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Happe in 1962 was 65, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Happe

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