Kapp Family History

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Kapp Name Meaning

from Middle High German kappe ‘hooded cloak’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods and hooded cloaks or a nickname for someone who habitually wore such a garment. nickname for a man with a high voice, from Middle High German kappe ‘capon’. from a variant of the personal name Kaspar.

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


Similar surnames: Kamp, Karp, Napp, Kopp, Knapp, Papp, Capp, Happ, Rapp, Lapp

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Kapp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kapp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kapp. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    42%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    7%

  • European Jewish

    5%

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Kapp Family Origin

Where is the Kapp family from?

Kapp Family Occupations

What did your Kapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kapp occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 100% of Kapp's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    100%

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Kapp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Kapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kapp 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kapp. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kapp. For the veterans among your Kapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kapp Life Expectancy

What is the average Kapp lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kapp in 1947 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kapp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kapp ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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