Taplin Family History

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Taplin Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Tæppa (see Tapp).

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

Similar surnames: Tappin, Maslin, Tomlin, Tippin, Pamplin, Caplin, Valin, Fallin, Galin

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Taplin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Taplin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • European Jewish


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Taplin Family Origin

Where is the Taplin family from?

Taplin Family Occupations

What did your Taplin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Taplin. The most common Taplin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Taplin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Taplin family was Store Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Merchant

  • Store Keeper


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

Taplin Historical Records

What Taplin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Taplin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taplin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Taplin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Taplin. For the veterans among your Taplin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Taplin Life Expectancy

What is the average Taplin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Taplin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Taplin in 1943 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Taplin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Taplin 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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