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

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Farm Chore Boy

    11%
  • Grocer

    11%
  • Miner

    11%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farm Chore Boy and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Popa. A less common occupation for the Popa family was Miner. The most common Popa occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Popa's were Farmers.

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Popa Historical Records

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Popa Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Popa

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