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Papp Surname Meaning

German (Bavaria Tyrol): from Middle High German pap ‘baby food’ Dutch pap ‘porridge pap’ hence perhaps a nickname denoting someone who had lost his teeth or subsisted on a meager diet. Hungarian: from pap ‘priest (of the Catholic or Orthodox Church)’ probably an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest or a nickname for a pious person. This surname is also found in Romania and Slovakia and also among Rusyns. Compare Pap and Pop . English: variant of Pape .

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


Similar surnames: Pape, Rapp, Papa, Kapp, Lapp, Plapp, Capp, Happ, Tapp, Napp

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Where is the Papp family from?

You can see how Papp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Papp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Papp families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Papp families living in Durham. This was about 41% of all the recorded Papp's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Papp families in 1891.
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What did your Papp ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Papp. 60% of Papp 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
    60%
  • Cook
    40%
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Papp. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Papp. For the veterans among your Papp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Papp lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Papp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Papp in 1949 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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