Pope Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English pope (derived via Old English from Late Latin papa ‘bishop’, ‘pope’, from Greek pappas ‘father’, in origin a nursery word.) In the early Christian Church, the Latin term was at first used as a title of respect for male clergy of every rank, but in the Western Church it gradually came to be restricted to bishops, and then only to the bishop of Rome; in the Eastern Church it continued to be used of all priests (see Popov, Papas). The nickname would have been used for a vain or pompous man, or for someone who had played the part of the pope in a pageant or play. The surname is also present in Ireland and Scotland. North German: variant of Poppe.

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


Similar surnames: Pape, Hope, Popp, Cope, Powe, Pipe, Pone, Popek, Poe, Popa

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Pope Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pope. A less common occupation for the Pope family was Carpenter. The most common Pope occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Pope's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Pope life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pope in 1941 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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