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Popa Family History

Popa Name Meaning
Romanian: status name from Romanian popa ‘priest’ (in the case of Orthodox families, whose priests were allowed to marry), or (in the case of Roman Catholic families) a nickname for a pious individual.Hungarian (Pópa): nickname from pópa ‘priest’, in particular an Eastern Orthodox priest.

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

20,362 Historical Documents with Popa on Ancestry.com
6,362 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,089 Military Records
3,508 Immigration Records
4,391 Census and Voter Lists
4,012 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Popa Families

  • Number of Popa families
     56 - 109
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Popa families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Popa last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Popa census records

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Popa Family Origin

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Popa Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Popa families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Popa

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Popa Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Popa census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Popa ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Popa

Did the Popas fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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