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Tapken Family History

Tapken 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: Tappen, Tapper, Tippen, Takes, Tannen, Tasker, Marken, Kappen, Sapien

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Where is the Tapken family from?

You can see how Tapken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tapken family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Tapken families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Tapken families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Tapken's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tapken families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tapken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tapken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Tapken. 100% of Tapken men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 518 census records available for the last name Tapken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tapken 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 415 immigration records available for the last name Tapken. 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 235 military records available for the last name Tapken. For the veterans among your Tapken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tapken lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Tapken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tapken in 1966 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

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