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Papas Name Meaning

Greek: status name meaning ‘priest’ or, more usually, a reduced form of any of the numerous Greek patronymics starting with Papa- (see for example Papageorgiou). In the Eastern Church priests are allowed to marry and have children, so there is nothing unusual about this term having become a family name.

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


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

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Papas Family Origin

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Papas Family Occupations

What did your Papas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Papas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Papas's were Farmers. Farmer and Work On R.R. were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Papas.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Work On R.R.

    50%

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Papas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Papas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 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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Draft Card

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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Papas Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Papas ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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