Pappas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pappas family

The surname Pappas was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Later Aosta and Vercelli were added and still later, Asti. History is related back to 49 B.C. The house of Savoy rose in 1000 A.D. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The first record of the family was in 1280 when the senior member of the family was the Count di Costiglioni in Piedmont or Piemonte.

Early History of the Pappas family

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Pappas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pappa, Papa, Pappas, Papacizza, Papacoda, Papadopoli, Papafava, Paparato, Paparatti and many more.

Early Notables of the Pappas family (pre 1700)

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Pappas Ranking

In the United States, the name Pappas is the 2,818th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]


United States Pappas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pappas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Pappas, who settled in Worcester, MA sometime between 1885 and 1939
Pappas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Basilios Pappas, who settled in Boston in 1905
  • Constantin Pappas, who arrived in New York, NY in 1905
  • Charitos Pappas, who settled in New York, NY in 1907
  • Chrisanthi Pappas, who settled in New York, NY in 1929
  • Constantina Pappas, who settled in New York, NY in 1947

Contemporary Notables of the name Pappas (post 1700) +

  • Robin Pappas, American actress
  • Doug Pappas (1962-2004), American baseball writer and researcher who was considered the foremost expert on the business of baseball
  • Theodore N "Ted" Pappas, current executive editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Michael J "Mike" Pappas (b. 1960), former Republican Congressman from New Jersey
  • Alexandros Pappas (b. 1978), Swedish footballer
  • Tasos Pappas (b. 1984), Greek footballer
  • Arthur Pappas, Australian rugby league player
  • Tas Pappas (b. 1975), professional Australian skateboarder
  • Irini Pappas, Australian actress


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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