Pape Name Meaning

English (mainly northern), North German, Dutch, and French: nickname for someone with a severe or pompous manner or perhaps a pageant name for someone who had played the part of a pope or priest, from Middle English pope or Old French pape ‘pope’, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch pape ‘priest’, Old French pape ‘pope’. Compare Papa. German: nickname from a baby word for ‘father’. Compare Baab.

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

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Pape Family Origin

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Pape Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pape family was Keeping House. The most common Pape occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Pape's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pape.

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Pape Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Pape life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pape in 1943 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pape

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