Pappa Name Meaning

nickname for a greedy or voracious person, from pappa ‘he eats’, from pappare ‘to munch or gobble’, or from a short form of a compound of this verb + a noun, as for example Pappalardo, Pappacoda (coda ‘tail’). possibly a variant of Papa.

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


Similar surnames: Papa, Cappa, Papp, Zappa, Poppa, Para, Pappan, Rappa, Gappa, Happe

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Pappa Family Origin

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Pappa Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Brick & Stone Mason

    10%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pappa. The most common Pappa occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Pappa's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pappa family was Brick & Stone Mason.

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Pappa Historical Records

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Pappa Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Pappa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Pappa in 1956 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pappa

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