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Popa Name Meaning

Romanian: status name from Romanian popa ‘priest’ (in the case of Orthodox families, whose priests were allowed to marry), or (in the case of Roman Catholic families) a nickname for a pious individual. Hungarian (Pópa): nickname from pópa ‘priest’, in particular an Eastern Orthodox priest.

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


Similar surnames: Papa, Popek, Pope, Topa, Kopa, Posa, Pompa, Poppa, Poma, Pop

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Popa Family Origin

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Popa Family Occupations

What did your Popa ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Chore Boy and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Popa. A less common occupation for the Popa family was Miner. The most common Popa occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Popa's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Farm Chore Boy

    11%
  • Grocer

    11%
  • Miner

    11%

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

Popa Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Popa Life Expectancy

What is the average Popa lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Popa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Popa in 1959 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Popa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Popa 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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