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Rapf Family History

Rapf Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Rapp, Rapa, Krapf, Rauf, Raff, Zapf, Rape, Raef, Raaf, Ram

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Where is the Rapf family from?

You can see how Rapf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rapf family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Rapf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 3 Rapf families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rapf's in USA. New York had the highest population of Rapf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rapf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rapf ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rapf ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 120 census records available for the last name Rapf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rapf 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 82 immigration records available for the last name Rapf. 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 80 military records available for the last name Rapf. For the veterans among your Rapf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rapf lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Rapf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rapf in 1964 was 77, and 89 in 2003.

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