Popov Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Popov Name Meaning

Russian and Bulgarian: patronymic from pop ‘priest’, from Greek pappas (compare English Pope). The name may sometimes derive from a nickname, but celibacy was not enjoined on priests of the Orthodox Church and so the name can indeed mean ‘son of the priest’. In many cases, however, the Russian name means no more than ‘of the priest’ and designates a servant of a priest. Jewish (American): most likely a shortened form of Popovski, a habitational name for someone from a place called Popovka, of which there are several examples in Ukraine.

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

Similar surnames: Popovic, Popik, Popek, Pool, Pope, Popp, Popa, Popke, Topor, Pott

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Popov Family Origin

Where is the Popov family from?

Popov Family Occupations

What did your Popov ancestors do for a living?

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

View Census data for Popov

Popov Historical Records

What Popov family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Popov. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Popov census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Popov

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Popov. 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.

View all Popov immigration records

Draft Card

There are 183 military records available for the last name Popov. For the veterans among your Popov ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Popov military records

You've only scratched the surface of Popov family history.

Popov Life Expectancy

What is the average Popov lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Popov life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Popov in 1962 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Popov

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Popov 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.

Famous Popov Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name