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Hopke Family History

Hopke Name Meaning

North German (Westphalia; Höpke): topographic name from hop, denoting a raised piece of land in a bog, or a habitational name of similar origin.

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


Similar surnames: Hope, Hoppe, Hapke, Kopke, Hock, Harke, Dopke, Popke, Hipke, Hole

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Where is the Hopke family from?

You can see how Hopke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hopke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hopke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Hopke families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Hopke's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hopke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hopke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hopke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hopke. 20% of Hopke men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Hopke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hopke were Salesman and Typist.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Typist
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hopke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hopke 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 526 immigration records available for the last name Hopke. 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 688 military records available for the last name Hopke. For the veterans among your Hopke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hopke lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hopke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hopke in 1960 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

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