Pappa Family History

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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

What did your Pappa ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Brick & Stone Mason

    10%

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

Pappa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pappa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pappa 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 Pappa. 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 Pappa. For the veterans among your Pappa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pappa Life Expectancy

What is the average Pappa lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pappa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pappa 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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