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The Papatov surname is of Russian, Bulgarian, and Croatian origin, and is a patronymic from an occupational name. It comes from the Russian word "pop" meaning "priest," and the name generally means "son of the priest."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Popov, Popoff, Popovich, Papatov, Popovic and many more.
First found in Russia, where the name originated in early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Papatov research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1722, 1741, 1742, 1743, 1785, 1790, 1822, 1833, and 1894 are included under the topic Early Papatov History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Papatov Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Popovich, who immigrated to Louisiana in 1860; Lazar Popovich, who was naturalized in California in 1884; Mijk Popovic, who applied for naturalization in Indiana in 1900.
The Papatov Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Papatov Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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