Rapin Family History

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Rapin Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin. It is a French name, a nickname for a thief, from rapin ‘rapine’. However, the distribution of the surname in North America does not really accord with a French origin.

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

Similar surnames: Papin, Main, Chapin, Savin, Rabin, Fralin, Cain, Harpin, Rubin, Babin

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Rapin Family Origin

Where is the Rapin family from?

Rapin Family Occupations

What did your Rapin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Fileuse, Fermier Son and Enfageur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rapin. A less common occupation for the Rapin family was Fermier. The most common Rapin occupation in Canada was Fileuse. 27% of Rapin's were Fileuses.

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  • Fileuse

  • Fermier Son

  • Enfageur

  • Fermier


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rapin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rapin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rapin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rapin 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Rapin. 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 335 military records available for the last name Rapin. For the veterans among your Rapin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rapin Life Expectancy

What is the average Rapin lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rapin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rapin in 1962 was 67, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rapin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rapin 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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