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Papas Surname Meaning

Greek: status name from papas ‘priest’ or a (usually American) shortened form of any of numerous Greek patronymics beginning with Papa- (see e.g. Papageorgiou compare Papa ). In the Orthodox Church priests are allowed to marry and have children so there is nothing unusual about this term having become a surname. Compare Pappas .

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

Similar surnames: Papa, Panas, Palas, Taras, Ladas, Laas, Kappas, Pappas, Papale, Paar

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Where is the Papas family from?

You can see how Papas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Papas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Papas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Papas family living in Cambridgeshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Papas's in United Kingdom. Cambridgeshire had the highest population of Papas families in 1891.
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What did your Papas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Papas. 100% of Papas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Papas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papas 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Papas. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Papas. For the veterans among your Papas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Papas lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Papas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Papas in 1959 was 70, and 66 in 2004.

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