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Kopec Family History

Kopec Name Meaning
Polish (Kopec): from Polish kopec ‘smoke’, ‘soot’, probably a nickname for a dirty or swarthy person; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name for a chimneysweep or for someone who worked in a smokehouse.Variant of Hungarian Köpeci, a habitational name for someone from Köpec or Kepecz; or alternatively a topographic name from the archaic Székely dialect word göbec ‘pit’, ‘river bed’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

19,128 Historical Documents with Kopec on Ancestry.com
8,933 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,265 Military Records
1,932 Immigration Records
3,404 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kopec Families

  • Number of Kopec families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kopec families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kopec last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kopec Family Origin

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Kopec Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kopec

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Kopec Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Kopec

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