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Pappas Surname Meaning

Greek: variant of Papas ‘priest’. Compare Pappa .

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


Similar surnames: Papas, Papa, Pallas, Pappa, Kappas, Papson, Pappan, Palas, Papp

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Where is the Pappas family from?

You can see how Pappas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pappas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Pappas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Pappas family living in Kent. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pappas's in United Kingdom. Kent and 1 other county had the highest population of Pappas families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pappas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pappas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Commercial Clerk was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Pappas. 100% of Pappas women worked as a Commercial Clerk. .

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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

  • Commercial Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Pappas. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Pappas. For the veterans among your Pappas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pappas lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pappas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pappas in 1940 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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