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Paw Paw Family History

Paw Paw Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Papa, Papas, Pappa, Pappan, Papay, Pawlak, Pappas, Patraw, Pallas

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Where is the Paw Paw family from?

You can see how Paw Paw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paw Paw family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there was 1 Paw Paw family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Paw Paw's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Paw Paw families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paw Paw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paw Paw ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Paw Paw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Paw Paw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paw Paw 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 750 immigration records available for the last name Paw Paw. 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 Paw Paw. For the veterans among your Paw Paw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paw Paw lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2003, in the United States, Paw Paw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Paw Paw in 1969 was 68, and 67 in 2003.

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