Papp Family History

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Papp Name Meaning

German (Bavaria, Tyrol) and Dutch: from Middle High German pap ‘baby food’ and Dutch pap ‘porridge’, ‘pap’, hence perhaps a nickname denoting someone who had lost his teeth or subsisted on a meagre diet. Hungarian: from pap ‘priest’, probably an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest or a nickname for a pious person.

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

Similar surnames: Pape, Rapp, Papa, Kapp, Lapp, Plapp, Capp, Happ, Tapp, Napp

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Papp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Papp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Papp. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Baltic States


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Papp Family Origin

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Papp Family Occupations

What did your Papp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, At Home and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Papp. The most common Papp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Papp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Papp family was Carp. And Builder.

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  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carp. And Builder


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

Papp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Papp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papp 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Papp. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Papp. For the veterans among your Papp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Papp Life Expectancy

What is the average Papp lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Papp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Papp in 1949 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Papp 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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