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Papp Name Meaning

German (Bavaria, Tyrol) and Dutch: from Middle High German pap ‘baby food’ and Dutch pap ‘porridge’, ‘pap’, hence perhaps a nickname denoting someone who had lost his teeth or subsisted on a meagre diet. Hungarian: from pap ‘priest’, probably an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest or a nickname for a pious person.

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


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 the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Papp families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 61% of all the recorded Papp's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Papp families in 1911.
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What did your Papp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Papp. 60% of Papp men worked as a Laborer.

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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 Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Farmer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Papp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papp 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Papp. 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 Cards

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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