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Paape Surname Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Pape .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Paap, Pape, Papke, Papen, Paepke, Laake, Pope, Plake, Baade, Waage

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Where is the Paape family from?

You can see how Paape families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paape family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Paape families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Paape families living in London. This was about 59% of all the recorded Paape's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Paape families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paape surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paape ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Paape. 39% of Paape men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Hand
  • Agent
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Paape. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paape 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 265 immigration records available for the last name Paape. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 613 military records available for the last name Paape. For the veterans among your Paape ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paape lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Paape life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Paape in 1963 was 71, and 86 in 2004.

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