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Rapa Family History

Rapa Surname Meaning

Italian: from rapa ‘turnip’ used as a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of turnips or as an unflattering nickname for a stupid person. Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the towns called Rapa in Portugal and in A Coruña Galicia (Spain).

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


Similar surnames: Raba, Rama, Rana, Lapa, Raspa, Papa, Raia, Apa, Raya, Rada

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Where is the Rapa family from?

You can see how Rapa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rapa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rapa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Rapa families living in Durham. This was about 75% of all the recorded Rapa's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Rapa families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rapa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rapa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Rapa. 29% of Rapa men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    29%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Baker
    11%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rapa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rapa 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 973 immigration records available for the last name Rapa. 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 168 military records available for the last name Rapa. For the veterans among your Rapa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rapa lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rapa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rapa in 1947 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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