Papin Family History

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Papin Name Meaning

French: from Old French paper ‘to munch or eat’ (Late Latin pappare, in origin a nursery word); as a nickname its sense is uncertain, but possibly it referred to a glutton. The word papin also had the meaning ‘pap’, ‘pulp’. Dutch: from a pet form of an old Germanic personal name, Papo.

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

Similar surnames: Pepin, Palin, Rapin, Papi, Papini, Pappan, Babin, Savin, Hain

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Papin Family Origin

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Papin Family Occupations

What did your Papin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Papin occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 50% of Papin's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Glass Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Papin.

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  • Carpenter

  • Glass Maker


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

Papin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Papin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papin 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 862 immigration records available for the last name Papin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 735 military records available for the last name Papin. For the veterans among your Papin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Papin Life Expectancy

What is the average Papin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Papin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Papin in 1946 was 57, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Papin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Papin 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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