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Papas Name Meaning

Greek: status name from papas ‘priest’ or a (usually American) shortened form of any of numerous Greek patronymics beginning with Papa- (see e.g. Papageorgiou compare Papa ). In the Orthodox Church priests are allowed to marry and have children so there is nothing unusual about this term having become a surname. Compare Pappas .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Papa, Panas, Palas, Taras, Ladas, Laas, Kappas, Pappas, Papale, Paar

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Where is the Papas family from?

You can see how Papas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Papas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Papas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Papas families living in Kansas. This was about 64% of all the recorded Papas's in USA. Kansas had the highest population of Papas families in 1880.
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What did your Papas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Papas. 14% of Papas men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Papas women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Papas were Waiter and Cashier. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Waiter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    29%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Cashier
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Papas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Papas. For the veterans among your Papas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Papas lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Papas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Papas in 1959 was 70, and 66 in 2004.

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