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Popejoy Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English popinjay, papejai ‘parrot’ (via Old French papageai from Arabic bab(b)agha). The ending of the English word was altered by folk etymological association with the bird name jay. The nickname was probably acquired by a talkative person or by someone who habitually dressed in bright colors, but occasionally it may have denoted someone who was connected with or who excelled at the medieval sport of tilting or shooting at a wooden parrot (popinjay) on a pole.

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


Similar surnames: Lovejoy, Pope, Poppy, Pomeroy, Popov, Kopecky, Posey, Konecny, Espejo

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Popejoy Family Origin

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Popejoy Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    67%
  • Butcher

    11%
  • Carman

    11%
  • Gardener (D)

    11%

In 1881, Carpenter, Butcher and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Popejoy. A less common occupation for the Popejoy family was Gardener (D). The most common Popejoy occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 67% of Popejoy's were Carpenters.

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