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The PAPE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,412 5021 0.002 24
United States (1880 census) 1,041 5276 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +5371 +255 0 +3
Other Countries
Australia 177 8432 0.001 11
United Kingdom 1,122 4782 0.002 24
Top States for PAPE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 714 3212 0.003 34
Illinois 426 3024 0.003 34
New York 422 4582 0.002 22
Florida 380 5241 0.002 24
Wisconsin 378 1789 0.007 70
Top States for PAPE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 233 1525 0.008 80
Wisconsin 378 1789 0.007 70
Nebraska 110 1970 0.006 64
Vermont 36 2826 0.006 59
Idaho 75 2426 0.006 58


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called PAPE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called PAPE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called PAPE in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a PAPE by picking someone at random in Iowa than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of PAPE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the PAPE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the PAPE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of PAPE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 83 1.29
Black/African American 53 0.83
Mixed Race 44 0.69
Asian/Pacific 27 0.42
Native American/Alaskan 12 0.19
White (Caucasian) 6,193 96.58

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the PAPE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of PAPE in historical publications

PAPE. Apparently the French form of Pope. The name occurs in H.R. in the present orthographj'.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to PAPE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PAPE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for PAPE

The following words are slight variants of PAPE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.