Trapp Family History

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Trapp Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper, from a derivative of Middle English trapp ‘trap’. German: nickname for a stupid person, from Middle High German trappe ‘bustard’ (of Slavic origin). German: topographic name for someone living by a step-like feature in the terrain, from Middle Low German treppe, trappe ‘step’, or by a flight of steps, standard German Treppe.

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


Similar surnames: Tripp, Tapp, Rapp, Knapp, Tropp, Rasp, Kropp, Repp, Topp, Train

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Trapp Family Origin

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Trapp Family Occupations

What did your Trapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Trapp. 31% of Trapp men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Trapp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trapp were Gardener and Nome

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Farmers Son
    15%
  • Engineer
    5%
  • Gardener
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Domestic
    13%
  • Income
    13%
  • Nome
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Trapp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Trapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trapp 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Trapp. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Trapp. For the veterans among your Trapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Trapp Life Expectancy

What is the average Trapp lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Trapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Trapp in 1942 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Trapp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trapp 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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