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Kopp Family History

Kopp Name Meaning
German (also Köpp): from a North German pet form of Jakob (see Jacob).German: nickname for someone with a noticeable deformity or peculiarity of the head, from Low German Kopp ‘head’.German: from the South German dialect word Kopp (also Kapp) ‘young cock’, ‘capon’, hence possibly a nickname for a young upstart or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or breeder of poultry or game cocks.German: habitational name from a place so called in the Eifel Mountains.Hungarian: habitational name from a place so named near Naszvad. The place name is of German origin. A small plot of land near village was named Vábrikkenkopp (from German Weg Brückenkopf) by a Hungarian soldier in the Habsburg Army, who used to stand on watch at the bridge across the Vág river. The locals had difficulty with the name and later shortened it to Kopp.

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

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Name Distribution of Kopp Families

  • Number of Kopp families
     131 - 259
     44 - 130
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kopp families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kopp families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kopp Family Origin

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Kopp Immigration Information

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Kopp Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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