Pappa Family History

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Pappa Name Meaning

nickname for a greedy or voracious person, from pappa ‘he eats’, from pappare ‘to munch or gobble’, or from a short form of a compound of this verb + a noun, as for example Pappalardo, Pappacoda (coda ‘tail’). possibly a variant of Papa.

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

Similar surnames: Papa, Cappa, Papp, Zappa, Poppa, Para, Pappan, Rappa, Gappa, Happe

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Pappa Family Origin

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Pappa Family Occupations

What did your Pappa ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pappa family was Farmer. The most common Pappa occupation in Canada was Printer. 33% of Pappa's were Printers. Printer, Tailor and Conductor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pappa.

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  • Printer

  • Tailor

  • Conductor

  • Farmer


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

Pappa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pappa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pappa 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 797 immigration records available for the last name Pappa. 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 859 military records available for the last name Pappa. For the veterans among your Pappa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pappa Life Expectancy

What is the average Pappa lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pappa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Pappa in 1956 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pappa 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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