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Bopp Family History

Bopp Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name Boppo, of uncertain origin and meaning, perhaps originally a nursery name or a short form of a personal name such as Bodobert, a Germanic personal name meaning ‘famous leader’, composed of the elements Bodo ‘messenger’, ‘leader’ (see Bode) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. See also Popp.

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


Similar surnames: Popp, Dopp, Hopp, Kopp, Opp, Bupp, Sopp, Lopp, Boff, Jopp

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Where is the Bopp family from?

You can see how Bopp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bopp family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bopp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Bopp families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bopp's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bopp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bopp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bopp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bopp. 16% of Bopp men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Bopp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bopp were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bopp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bopp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bopp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bopp. For the veterans among your Bopp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bopp lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bopp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bopp in 1945 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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