Pappan Family History

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Pappan Name Meaning

Swiss French: probably a variant of Papin, a derivative of paper ‘to eat gluttonously’, which had the sense in Old French of ‘baby’s pap’, or alternatively of Papon, from Old French and Occitan papon ‘grandfather’.

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


Similar surnames: Papin, Papa, Pippin, Payan, Lappin, Caplan, Pappas, Cappon, Parran

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Pappan Family Origin

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Pappan Family Occupations

What did your Pappan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pappan family was Works At Stone Crushing. The most common Pappan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Pappan's were Farmers. Farmer, None and Wash Woman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pappan.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • None

    20%
  • Wash Woman

    20%
  • Works At Stone Crushing

    20%

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Pappan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pappan Life Expectancy

What is the average Pappan lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Pappan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pappan in 1964 was 73, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pappan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pappan 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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