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The PAPPAS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 16,754 1977 0.006 62
United States (1880 census) -1 116273 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +16755 +114296 +0.006 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 880 1865 0.005 54
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for PAPPAS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,608 1055 0.008 85
California 1,584 1921 0.005 47
Florida 1,420 1373 0.009 89
Massachusetts 1,214 658 0.019 191
Illinois 1,210 960 0.010 97
Top States for PAPPAS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 1,214 658 0.019 191
New Hampshire 222 810 0.018 180
Connecticut 450 831 0.013 132
New Jersey 864 947 0.010 103
Illinois 1,210 960 0.010 97

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of PAPPAS

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Greece

Language of origin: Greek

Ethnic origin: Hellenic

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the PAPPAS 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 PAPPAS 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 PAPPAS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 337 2.01
Mixed Race 263 1.57
Asian/Pacific 70 0.42
Black/African American 70 0.42
Native American/Alaskan 60 0.36
White (Caucasian) 15,955 95.23

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

Meaning of PAPPAS in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of PAPPAS.

Similar names to PAPPAS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PAPPAS.

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 PAPPAS

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