Popa Family History

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Popa Name Meaning

Romanian: status name from Romanian popa ‘priest’ (in the case of Orthodox families, whose priests were allowed to marry), or (in the case of Roman Catholic families) a nickname for a pious individual. Hungarian (Pópa): nickname from pópa ‘priest’, in particular an Eastern Orthodox priest.

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


Similar surnames: Papa, Popek, Pope, Topa, Kopa, Posa, Pompa, Poppa, Poma, Pop

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Popa Family Origin

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Popa Family Occupations

What did your Popa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Popa. 35% of Popa men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Popa women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Popa were Salesman and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Popa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Popa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Popa 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Popa. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Popa. For the veterans among your Popa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Popa Life Expectancy

What is the average Popa lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Popa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Popa in 1959 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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