Tapscott Family History

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Tapscott Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name probably from Tascott in North Petherwin, Devon. There are no early spellings of this place name, but could perhaps be ‘Tapp’s cottage(s)’, from the Middle English surname Tapp.

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

Similar surnames: Talcott, Arscott, Linscott, Prescott, Muscott, Escott, Pott, Addicott

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Tapscott Family Origin

Where is the Tapscott family from?

Tapscott Family Occupations

What did your Tapscott ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Tapscott occupation in Canada was Minister. 33% of Tapscott's were Ministers. Minister, Charpentier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tapscott. A less common occupation for the Tapscott family was Merchant.

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  • Minister

  • Charpentier

  • Farmer

  • Merchant


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

Tapscott Historical Records

What Tapscott family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Tapscott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tapscott 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 830 immigration records available for the last name Tapscott. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tapscott. For the veterans among your Tapscott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tapscott Life Expectancy

What is the average Tapscott lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tapscott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tapscott in 1949 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tapscott

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tapscott 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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