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Apa Family History

Apa Surname Meaning

Italian (southern): from Sicilian and southern Italian apa lapa ‘bee’ applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bee in some way or as a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Papa, Asa, Rapa, Pan, Lapa, Baba, Kara, Kapp, Ast, Aja

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Where is the Apa family from?

You can see how Apa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Apa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Apa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Apa family living in Essex. This was 100% of all the recorded Apa's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Apa families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Apa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Apa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Apa. 53% of Apa men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Apa women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Apa were Operator and Turner. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    53%
  • Tailor
    14%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    50%
  • Turner
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Apa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Apa 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Apa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Apa. For the veterans among your Apa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Apa lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Apa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Apa in 1963 was 64, and 79 in 2004.

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