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Popejoy Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English popinjay, papejai ‘parrot’ (via Old French papageai from Arabic bab(b)agha). The ending of the English word was altered by folk etymological association with the bird name jay. The nickname was probably acquired by a talkative person or by someone who habitually dressed in bright colors, but occasionally it may have denoted someone who was connected with or who excelled at the medieval sport of tilting or shooting at a wooden parrot (popinjay) on a pole.

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


Similar surnames: Lovejoy, Pope, Poppy, Pomeroy, Popov, Kopecky, Posey, Konecny, Espejo

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Popejoy Family Origin

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Popejoy Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Popejoy. A less common occupation for the Popejoy family was Keeping House. The most common Popejoy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Popejoy's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    64%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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Popejoy Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Popejoy Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Popejoy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Popejoy in 1952 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Popejoy 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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