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Happ Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for someone who made sickles or who used a sickle from Middle High German happe heppe ‘sickle vintner's hook’. German: from a shortened form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert (see Happel ). English: nickname for a fortunate or well favored person from Middle English happ(e) ‘prosperity’ ‘favor’ (from Old English gehæp ‘fit’). Compare Chance .

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


Similar surnames: Happe, Napp, Hipp, Harp, Hopp, Kapp, Rapp, Tapp, Lapp, Papp

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Where is the Happ family from?

You can see how Happ families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Happ family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Happ families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 18 Happ families living in Norfolk. This was about 64% of all the recorded Happ's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Happ families in 1891.
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What did your Happ ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Happ. 100% of Happ women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Happ. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Happ 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Happ. 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 Happ. For the veterans among your Happ ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Happ lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Happ life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Happ in 1942 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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