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Popov History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Popov 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."

Early Origins of the Popov family


The surname Popov was first found in Russia, where the name originated in early times.

Early History of the Popov family


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Popov Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Popov, Popoff, Popovich, Papatov, Popovic and many more.

Early Notables of the Popov family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Popov family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Popov Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Popov, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States from Saptecoy, Hungary, in 1906
  • Annjelina Popov, aged 20, who landed in America from Csene, Hungary, in 1907
  • Filip Popov, aged 45, who settled in America from Szerbittebe, Hungary, in 1907
  • Fivojka Popov, aged 22, who landed in America from Csene, Hungary, in 1907
  • Fsiva Popov, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Dinyos, Hungary, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Popov (post 1700)


  • Egor Popov (1913-2001), Russian-American structural and seismic engineer
  • Oleg Konstantinovich Popov (1930-2016), nicknamed "Clown Soleil" ("Sunshine clown"), a Soviet and Russian clown and circus artist
  • Gavriil Nikolayevich Popov (1904-1972), Russian composer
  • Denis Popov (b. 1979), Russian football player
  • Aleksandr Stepanovich Popov (1859-1905), Russian physicist, credited with the invention of wireless telegraphy in 1895 by Russia
  • Dimitar Iliev Popov (1927-2015), Bulgarian judge and politician, 41st Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1990-1991)
  • Aleksandr Popov (b. 1971), Russian swimmer who won two gold and two silver medals in swimming at the 1996 Olympic games
  • Gavriil Kharitonovich Popov (b. 1936), Russian politician and educator, head of the faculty of economics at Moscow State University from 1977-80, and mayor of Moscow in 1991-92
  • Dimitar Ivanov Popov (1894-1975), Bulgarian organic chemist
  • Dimitar Popov (b. 1970), Bulgarian footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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