Japp Family History

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Japp Name Meaning

German (Hesse, the Rhineland): from a short form of Jacob.German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with geba ‘gift’ (see Gapp 2).of uncertain origin: Bahlow asserts that it is Frisian Tjappen, but equally it may be the Biblical name Japhet.

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

Similar surnames: Tapp, Mapp, Sapp, Gapp, App, Jopp, Happ, Kapp, Napp, Rapp

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Japp Family Origin

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Japp Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Japp occupation in Canada was Porter. 100% of Japp's were Porters.

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Japp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Japp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Japp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Japp. 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 Card

There are 871 military records available for the last name Japp. For the veterans among your Japp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Japp Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Japp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Japp in 1964 was 82, and 79 in 2004.

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