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Culp Family History

Culp Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Colp in Aberdeenshire. Americanized spelling of German Kolb, Kolp, or Kalb.

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

Similar surnames: Kulp, Fulp, Cull, Cupp, Calk, Cutlip, Colf, Tulp, Cuda, Colp

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Where is the Culp family from?

You can see how Culp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Culp family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Culp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 63 Culp families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 32% of all the recorded Culp's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Culp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Culp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Culp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Culp. 16% of Culp men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Culp women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Culp were Carpenter and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Culp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Culp 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 Culp. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Culp. For the veterans among your Culp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Culp lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Culp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Culp in 1947 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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