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Chopin Name Meaning

French and English: nickname for a heavy drinker, from Old French chopine, a large liquid measure (from Middle Low German schopen ‘ladle’). The derived Old French verb chopiner has the sense ‘to tipple’, ‘to drink to excess’. Possibly, though less likely, the surname may have been acquired as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of ladles or vessels used in the casting of metal, which were also called chopines. French and English: nickname for a pugnacious person, from Old French chopin ‘violent blow’ (in form a diminutive of chop ‘blow’, Latin colpus, from Greek kolaphos). Shortened and altered form, under French influence, of Polish Szopinski (see Szopinski).

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


Similar surnames: Chapin, Corn, Coppin, Chain, Chaplin, Cooper, Choplin, Cain, Hulin

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Chopin Family Origin

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Chopin Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chopin. 22% of Chopin men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Chopin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chopin were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

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

Chopin Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 669 military records available for the last name Chopin. For the veterans among your Chopin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chopin Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Chopin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chopin in 1962 was 79, and 94 in 2004.

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