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Popovich Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Serbian and Croatian Popović Slovak Rusyn (from Slovakia) and Slovenian (of Serbian origin) Popovič; see Popovic . Ukrainian and Rusyn (standard transliteration Popovych): patronymic from pop ‘priest’ and in some cases also from Popov .

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


Similar surnames: Popowich, Popovic, Popov, Yurkovich, Petrovich, Pavlovich, Udovich

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Where is the Popovich family from?

You can see how Popovich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Popovich family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Popovich families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 20 Popovich families living in British Columbia. This was about 61% of all the recorded Popovich's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Popovich families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Popovich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Popovich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Popovich. 30% of Popovich men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Popovich women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Popovich were Farmer and Housework. .

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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
    30%
  • Miner
    12%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Popovich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Popovich 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Popovich. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Popovich. For the veterans among your Popovich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Popovich lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Popovich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Popovich in 1952 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

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