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Copp Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on the top of a hill, from Middle English coppe, Old English copp ‘summit’ (a transferred sense of copp ‘head’, ‘bowl’, cognate with modern English cup), or a habitational name from Copp in Lancashire, named with this word. English: nickname for someone with a large or deformed head, from Middle English cop(p) ‘head’ (the same word as in 1 above). Respelling of German Kopp.

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


Similar surnames: Cropp, Topp, Kopp, Sopp, Cope, Capp, Popp, Corp, Hope, Kopf

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Where is the Copp family from?

You can see how Copp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Copp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Copp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 40 Copp families living in New Hampshire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Copp's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Copp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Copp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Copp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Copp. 16% of Copp men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Copp women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Copp were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Copp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Copp 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Copp. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Copp. For the veterans among your Copp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Copp lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Copp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Copp in 1945 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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