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Napp Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen, from Old French nappe ‘table cloth’. English: either a variant spelling of Knapp or a reduced variant of Scottish McNabb. Altered spelling of German Knapp. German: metonymic occupational name for a bowl and cup maker, from Middle Low German nap ‘bowl’, ‘mug’, or alternatively, from an old personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German (gi-)nada ‘grace’, ‘benevolence’.

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


Similar surnames: Knapp, Kapp, Happ, Tapp, Mapp, Capp, Sapp, Happe, Topp, Kamp

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Where is the Napp family from?

You can see how Napp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Napp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Napp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Napp families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Napp's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Napp families in 1911.
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What did your Napp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Napp. 23% of Napp men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Napp women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Napp were Salesman and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 756 immigration records available for the last name Napp. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Napp. For the veterans among your Napp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Napp lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Napp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Napp in 1950 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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