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Foppe Family History

Foppe Name Meaning

Dutch, Frisian, and North German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Volkbrecht, Volkbrand, or a similar name, composed with folk ‘people’, ‘warriors’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Hoppe, Poppe, Koppe, Hippe, Opper, Huppe, Kopp, Koppen, Opp, Copps

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Where is the Foppe family from?

You can see how Foppe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Foppe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Foppe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Foppe families living in Illinois. This was about 70% of all the recorded Foppe's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Foppe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Foppe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Foppe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Laborer and Office Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Foppe. 23% of Foppe men worked as a Farm Laborer.

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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

  • Farm Laborer
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Printer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Office Clerk
    100%
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What Foppe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 904 census records available for the last name Foppe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foppe 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 249 immigration records available for the last name Foppe. 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 176 military records available for the last name Foppe. For the veterans among your Foppe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Foppe lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Foppe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Foppe in 1962 was 40, and 18 in 2004.

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