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Papin Surname Meaning

French:: from Old French papin ‘pap (for kids)’ a noun derivative of paper ‘to munch or eat’ (from Late Latin pappare in origin a nursery word) as a nickname probably referring to a glutton. from a pet form of the ancient Germanic personal name Papo related to Pépin (see Pepin ). Compare Pappan .

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

Similar surnames: Pepin, Palin, Rapin, Papi, Papini, Pappan, Babin, Savin, Hain

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Where is the Papin family from?

You can see how Papin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Papin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Papin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 2 Papin families living in Channel Islands. This was about 33% of all the recorded Papin's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands and 1 other county had the highest population of Papin families in 1891.
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What did your Papin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Papin. 36% of Papin men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Papin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Papin were Manager and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Papin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papin 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 862 immigration records available for the last name Papin. 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 735 military records available for the last name Papin. For the veterans among your Papin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Papin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Papin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Papin in 1946 was 57, and 89 in 2004.

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