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Japhet Family History

Japhet Surname Meaning

Jewish and African (e.g. Tanzania and Nigeria): from the Biblical personal name Japhet a variant of Japheth a Latinized form of Hebrew Yepet Yapet borne by one of the three sons of Noah.

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


Similar surnames: Japp, Rachel, Jaquet, Janet, Happel, Appelt, Papes, Piet, Hache

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Where is the Japhet family from?

You can see how Japhet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Japhet family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Japhet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Japhet families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Japhet's in USA. New York had the highest population of Japhet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Japhet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Japhet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Japhet. 43% of Japhet men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Japhet women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Japhet were Machinist and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Laborer
    36%
  • Machinist
    22%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    72%
  • Seamstress
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Japhet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Japhet 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 330 immigration records available for the last name Japhet. 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 401 military records available for the last name Japhet. For the veterans among your Japhet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Japhet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Japhet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Japhet in 1962 was 77, and 67 in 2004.

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