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Papin Family History

Papin Name Meaning
French: from Old French paper ‘to munch or eat’ (Late Latin pappare, in origin a nursery word); as a nickname its sense is uncertain, but possibly it referred to a glutton. The word papin also had the meaning ‘pap’, ‘pulp’.Dutch: from a pet form of an old Germanic personal name, Papo.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Papin Families

  • Number of Papin families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Papin families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Papin last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Papin Family Origin

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Papin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Papin

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Papin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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