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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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Papst Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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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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