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Rapkin Family History

Rapkin Surname Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Rabkin . English (London): from the Middle English personal name Robbekin Robkin formed from Robbe (see Robb ) + the diminutive suffix -kin. The devoicing of -b- to -p- before -k- and the unrounding of -o- to -a- are both evidenced from the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Raskin, Drapkin, Kaplin, Rabkin, Markin, Lappin, Rivkin, Hankin

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Where is the Rapkin family from?

You can see how Rapkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rapkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Rapkin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 71 Rapkin families living in London. This was about 62% of all the recorded Rapkin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rapkin families in 1891.
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What did your Rapkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Working Partner In Frim Wholesale export Manufacturer Stationery and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Rapkin. 50% of Rapkin men worked as a Working Partner In Frim Wholesale export Manufacturer Stationery and 70% of Rapkin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rapkin were Warehouseman Cutter Commercial Printers Formerly Fathers Assistant and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Working Partner In Frim Wholesale export Manufacturer Stationery
    50%
  • Warehouseman Cutter Commercial Printers Formerly Fathers Assistant
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Private Means
    22%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rapkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rapkin 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 813 immigration records available for the last name Rapkin. 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 366 military records available for the last name Rapkin. For the veterans among your Rapkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rapkin lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rapkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rapkin in 1962 was 81, and 88 in 2004.

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