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Lapin Family History

Lapin Surname Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name for someone from the village of Łapy in northeastern Poland or Lapino in Belarus. Polish (Łapin): from a possessive form of Łapa ‘paw mutton fist’ (see Lapa ).

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


Similar surnames: Lapa, Lakin, Lapine, Babin, Zarin, Lappin, Lavin, Hain, Laskin, Lapan

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Where is the Lapin family from?

You can see how Lapin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lapin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lapin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Lapin families living in London. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lapin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lapin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lapin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lapin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lapin. 19% of Lapin men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Lapin women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lapin were Farmer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lapin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lapin 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 Lapin. 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 589 military records available for the last name Lapin. For the veterans among your Lapin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lapin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lapin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lapin in 1955 was 51, and 60 in 2004.

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