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Tapper Name Meaning

English and German: occupational name for a wine merchant or tavernkeeper, Middle English tapper (an agent derivative of tappen ‘to draw off’), Low German tappe ‘tap’. North German: nickname from Middle Low German tapper ‘capable’, ‘eager’, ‘courageous’. Swedish: soldier’s name from tapper ‘brave’.

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


Similar surnames: Tupper, Napper, Tipper, Tappe, Kapper, Tepper, Capper, Lepper, Sapper

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Where is the Tapper family from?

You can see how Tapper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tapper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tapper families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 32 Tapper families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Tapper's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tapper families in 1911.
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What did your Tapper ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tapper. 50% of Tapper 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
    50%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Manager
    17%
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What Tapper family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Tapper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tapper 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tapper. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tapper. For the veterans among your Tapper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tapper lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tapper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tapper in 1952 was 81, and 75 in 2004.

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