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The surname Papst is a nickname surname; that is, it is derived from a nickname given to the original bearer. For the name Papst, the nickname means one of papal character. It was given to someone noted for their ecclesiastical bearing. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Papst Early Origins



The surname Papst was first found in Saxony, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. Chronicles first mention one Hinrich Paves of Luebeck in 1322, a Heinricus der Babest in 1250 around the upper Rhine, and a Burchard der Babest, mayor of Breisach, in 1290. Often it meant "one of papal character." In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as their influence grew.

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Papst Spelling Variations


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Papst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pabst, Papst, Babst, Pabste, Pabbste, Paabste and others.

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Papst Early History


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Papst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Papst research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1712 is included under the topic Early Papst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Papst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Papst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Papst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Papst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Papst, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732

Papst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh David Papst, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Jakob Papst, who arrived in North America in 1847
  • Johann Karl Papst, who landed in North America in 1847
  • Karl Christian Papst, who arrived in North America in 1848
  • Friedrich Karl Papst, who arrived in North America in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Papst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Papst 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 April 2015 at 16:37.

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