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Poppa Family History

Poppa Name Meaning

German: variant of Poppe. Italian: possibly a variant of Popa, from a female personal name, Popa, Pupa, or Bova, of Germanic origin.

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


Similar surnames: Poppe, Popp, Poma, Coppa, Papa, Popma, Pupa, Posa, Topp, Pope

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Where is the Poppa family from?

You can see how Poppa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poppa family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Poppa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Poppa family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Poppa's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Poppa families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poppa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poppa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Poppa. 52% of Poppa men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Poppa women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poppa were Clerk and New Worker.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    52%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • New Worker
    50%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 446 immigration records available for the last name Poppa. 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 Cards

There are 805 military records available for the last name Poppa. For the veterans among your Poppa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poppa lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Poppa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Poppa in 1952 was 59, and 76 in 2003.

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