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Tapkin Family History

Tapkin 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: Tappin, Taplin, Rapkin, Hankin, Haskin, Makin, Tarin, Lakin, Larkin

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Where is the Tapkin family from?

You can see how Tapkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tapkin family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Tapkin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7 Tapkin families living in Northumberland. This was about 88% of all the recorded Tapkin's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Tapkin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tapkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tapkin ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 182 census records available for the last name Tapkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tapkin 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 28 immigration records available for the last name Tapkin. 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 16 military records available for the last name Tapkin. For the veterans among your Tapkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tapkin lifespan?

Average Tapkin life expectancy in 1972 was 76 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

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