Papen Family History

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Papen Name Meaning

North German: variant of Pfaff, from pfaffe ‘priest’, ‘cleric’. German: variant of Pape.

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


Similar surnames: Palen, Pape, Paper, Apel, Paben, Papes, Prien, Capen, Hanen, Peper

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Papen Family Origin

Where is the Papen family from?

Papen Family Occupations

What did your Papen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Papen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Papen's were Farmers. Farmer, Blk Smith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Papen. A less common occupation for the Papen family was Drives A Truck.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Blk Smith

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Drives A Truck

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Papen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Papen Historical Records

What Papen family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Papen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Papen. 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 Papen. For the veterans among your Papen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Papen Life Expectancy

What is the average Papen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Papen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Papen in 1963 was 87, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Papen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Papen 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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