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Pope Family History

Pope Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English pope (derived via Old English from Late Latin papa ‘bishop’, ‘pope’, from Greek pappas ‘father’, in origin a nursery word.) In the early Christian Church, the Latin term was at first used as a title of respect for male clergy of every rank, but in the Western Church it gradually came to be restricted to bishops, and then only to the bishop of Rome; in the Eastern Church it continued to be used of all priests (see Popov, Papas). The nickname would have been used for a vain or pompous man, or for someone who had played the part of the pope in a pageant or play. The surname is also present in Ireland and Scotland.North German: variant of Poppe. ExG pwh: That's all EG wrote.

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

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Name Distribution of Pope Families

  • Number of Pope families
     327 - 651
     110 - 326
     1 - 109
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pope families
     826 - 1,650
     276 - 825
     1 - 275
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pope families
     35 - 67
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pope Family Origin

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Pope Immigration Information

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Pope Family Occupations

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