Tapp Family History

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Tapp Name Meaning

English: from an Old English personal name Tæppa, of uncertain origin and meaning. German: from a short form of the Germanic name Theudobrand, composed of the elements theodo- ‘people’ + brand ‘sword’. North German: nickname for a clumsy person or a simpleton, from Middle Low German tappe ‘oaf’.

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

Similar surnames: Trapp, Napp, Topp, Sapp, Japp, Gapp, Tipp, Mapp, Tepp, Tappe

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Tapp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tapp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tapp. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Tapp Family Origin

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Tapp Family Occupations

What did your Tapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Going To School, Cult PÉcheur and Cult PÉcheur Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tapp. The most common Tapp occupation in Canada was Going To School. 38% of Tapp's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Tapp family was Cultivateur.

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  • Going To School

  • Cult PÉcheur

  • Cult PÉcheur Son

  • Cultivateur


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

Tapp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Tapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tapp 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tapp. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Tapp. For the veterans among your Tapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tapp Life Expectancy

What is the average Tapp lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Tapp in 1940 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tapp 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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