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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • None

    20%
  • Wash Woman

    20%
  • Works At Stone Crushing

    20%

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

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Pappan Life Expectancy

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