When Martha Luanie Pope was born on 24 March 1900, in Princeton, Scott, Iowa, United States, her father, Fred B Pope, was 36 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Babbittz, was 20. She had at least 7 sons and 5 daughters with Alvin Stuart Johnston. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 23 July 1952, in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Miriam Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.
English: nickname from Middle English pope (derived via Old English from Late Latin papa ‘bishop, pope’, from Greek pappas ‘father’, in origin a nursery word.) In the early Christian Church, the Latin term was at first used as a title of respect for male clergy of every rank, but in the Western Church it gradually came to be restricted to bishops, and then only to the bishop of Rome; in the Eastern Church it continued to be used of all priests (see Popov , Papas ). The nickname would have been used for a vain or pompous man, or for someone who had played the part of the pope in a pageant or play. The surname is also present in Ireland and Scotland.
North German: variant of Poppe .
German: translation of Pabst .