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Papania Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): from papa ‘priest’, ‘father’ (see Papa) + the personal name Ania.

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


Similar surnames: Papalia, Platania, Catania, Anania, Papini, Faranda, Papazian

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Where is the Papania family from?

You can see how Papania families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Papania family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Papania families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Papania families living in Ohio. This was about 17% of all the recorded Papania's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Papania families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Papania surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Papania ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Papania. 24% of Papania men worked as a Clerk.

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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

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Proprietor
    20%
  • Vendor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    100%
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What Papania family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 680 census records available for the last name Papania. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papania census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 209 immigration records available for the last name Papania. 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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Draft Cards

There are 249 military records available for the last name Papania. For the veterans among your Papania ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Papania lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Papania life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Papania in 1960 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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