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Repa Name Meaning

Czech (Repa) and Slovak: nickname from the vocabulary word repa ‘turnip’. Hungarian (Répa): from Hungarian répa ‘carrot’, a derivative of the Slavic word in 1 above; a nickname for someone with carrot-colored hair or for a slow-witted person.

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


Similar surnames: Repp, Repka, Rapa, Topa, Raba, Rada, Reza, Reha, Lapa, Seda

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Where is the Repa family from?

You can see how Repa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Repa family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Repa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Repa families living in New Jersey. This was about 19% of all the recorded Repa's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Repa families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Repa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Repa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Finisher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Repa. 25% of Repa men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Repa women worked as a Finisher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Repa were Machine Operator and Operator.

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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
    25%
  • Mechanic
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Machine Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Finisher
    50%
  • Operator
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Repa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Repa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 452 immigration records available for the last name Repa. 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 966 military records available for the last name Repa. For the veterans among your Repa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Repa lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Repa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Repa in 1962 was 81, and 83 in 2004.

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