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Sapp Name Meaning

German: from a short form (Sabbe) of an ancient Germanic personal name with sacha ‘legal matter or action’ as the first element. English: variant of Sopp with the vowel unrounded. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fir-tree from Middle English sap(e) ‘fir-tree’ (Old English sæppe). English: perhaps a nickname for someone who made or used soap from northern Middle English sape ‘soap’ with a shortened vowel. Compare Soper .

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


Similar surnames: Tapp, Gapp, Napp, Sopp, Mapp, Capp, Japp, Sale, Sand, Happ

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Where is the Sapp family from?

You can see how Sapp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sapp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sapp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Sapp families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Sapp's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sapp families in 1911.
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What did your Sapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sapp. 34% of Sapp men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Merchant
    23%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Sapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sapp 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sapp. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Sapp. For the veterans among your Sapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sapp lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sapp in 1943 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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