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Find more Pappas relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 252 less people named Pappas in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 7,212 people named Pappas in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Pappas in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,960 people named Pappas were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 3,061 females, Helen was the most common name
  • Most common occupation was proprietor
  • 1,447 adults were unmarried
  • The typical household was 3 people

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Pappas families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 41% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • Most mothers originated from Turkey
  • Most fathers originated from Turkey