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Paper Name Meaning

English: unexplained. In part at least, the name appears to be of Dutch or French (possibly Huguenot) origin, perhaps a translation of Papier, a metonymic occupational name for a clerk or scribe, or perhaps a respelling of Pape. Swiss German: variant spelling of Papper, probably from baby talk. Compare Paben.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Pape, Piper, Peper, Papier, Raper, Papes, Haver, Paler, Paver, Payer

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Paper Family Origin

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Paper Family Occupations

What did your Paper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Paper occupation in Canada was Tailor. 100% of Paper's were Tailors.

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Paper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Paper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Paper. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Paper. For the veterans among your Paper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paper Life Expectancy

What is the average Paper lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Paper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Paper in 1960 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paper ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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