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Origin of Papst Name

Welcome to my website a place where you will find genealogy information on the Papst surname. The origin is German.

Components of the Papst Family Name Coat of Arms
The Shield is: A gold and black shield with a black and gold lion
The Crest is: Three feathers

The surname was recorded 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.

Spelling variations include: Pabst, Papst, Babst, Pabste, Pabbste, Paabste, and others.
First found in Saxony and Prussia.

Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Johan Adam Pabst was born in Westphalia Bonn, Germany Bonn
city (1986 est. pop. 291,000), de facto capital of Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, W Germany, on the Rhine R. Founded (1st cent. A.D.) by the Romans, it was later (1238-1794) the residence of the electors of Cologne. From 1949 to 1990, it was the capital of West Germany. When Johan Adam Pabst left Germany in 1752 he was aboard the "Two Brothers" Vessel and embarked at the bay of Philidelphia on Sept 28/1753.

Passenger list of Two Brothers

Source: Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants in
Pennsylvania: A Collection of upwards of 30 thousand
names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other
Immigrants in PA. from 1727-1776, by Prof. I. Daniel
Rupp, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
1980-Reprinted frim the second edition (Philadelphia,

Sept. 28, 1753. Ship Two Brothers, Thomas Arnot,
Captain, from Rotterdam, last from Portsmouth.

Johannes Spath, Mattheis Dischong, Wilhelm dischong,
Frantz Klein, Conrad Lutzing, Leonhart Lutzing,
Johannes Wagner, Martin Jung, Johannes Muller, Debalt
Bosseng, Peter Stauber, Johannes Lein?, Johannes
Wirtz, Joh. Philip Fus, William Tillboner, Johannes
Grau, J. Georg Volck, J. Joachim Seebert, J. Adam
Kohlman, Hieronimus Bruner, Michael Hotman, Jacob
Hering, John Friederich Schuy, Rudolph Zimmerman, Joh.
Jacob Helpfish, Johan Henrich Lutsch, Johann Theis
Schutz, Joh. Henrich Heesman, Johan Frantz Koch, Johan
Philip Heyman, Johan Peter Jung, Johan Matheis
Schneider, Christian Tressenstutt, Johan Philip
Gesseler, Johan Wilhelm Muller, Johan Philip Dill,
Johan Adolph Gesseler, Johann Peter Hahn, Johan Adam
Wirth, Johann Adam Meyer, Joh. Gerhard Muller, Johan
Jung Richler, Johannes Elias Arnoldt, Johan Adam
Pfetzer, Johannes Schneider, J. George Winter,
Johannes Neydig, J. Adam Lang, Heinrich Schmaus,
conrad Shmaus, Johannes schmaus, Matthias Nied, J.
Adam Shwartz, J. Wilhelm Shutz, Johannes Feck, J.
Henry Jackel, J. Georg Jackel, Israel Wetzfeld,
Johannes Jung, Joseph Beck, conrath Pfillibs, Johannes
Schey, Jacob Hann, Johannes Seiser, Johannes Pauly,
Friederick Kroh, Joh. Valentin Wieber, Jacob Kohl,
Johan Kohl, Friederich Hamman, Johan Leonhart Muller,
Johan Adam Pabst, J. George Bechtol, Johan Peter Koch,
Joh. Nicklaus Lehnes, Johan Stephan dieter, J. Jacob
Eisenhauer, Joh. Wilhelm Hardtstang, Johan Adam
Schmit, Johann Baltaser Gotz, Johann Adam Gotz, J.
Ludwig Shook, Johannes Peter Halt, Johannes Wirthsman,
Johann Philip Schneider, Johan Georg Bechtoldt, Johan
Wilhelm Schaffer, Joh. Paulus Shaffer, Franciscus
Schmidt, Johan Philip Klein, Johan Christian Zuprian,
Joh. Henrich Heymann, Joh. Henrich Sagnisch, Elias
Conrad Stegman, Johan Georg Seiffert.