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Copps Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Dutch Cops, which is in part a patronymic from a short form of the personal name Jacop, Dutch form of Jacob, and in part a metonymic occupational name or a nickname from Middle Dutch cop(pe) ‘cooking pot’, ‘dish’, ‘beaker’; ‘skull’, ‘crown’, ‘top’.

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

Similar surnames: Copp, Crapps, Coppi, Cupps, Copas, Coppa, Topp, Copes, Coppin, Capps

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Copps Family Origin

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Copps Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Copps occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Copps's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Copps family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Copps.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Copps Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Copps. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Copps census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 426 immigration records available for the last name Copps. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Copps. For the veterans among your Copps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Copps Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Copps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Copps in 1956 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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