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Hoppe Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Hopp. South German: nickname from dialect hoppen ‘to hop’ (a variant of standard German hüpfen). This name is widespread throughout central Europe. Danish: from North German Hopp (see Hopf), or the Danish byname Hoppe ‘horse’, ‘mare’. English: metonymic form of Hopper 1.

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


Similar surnames: Hopp, Hopper, Happe, Poppe, Koppe, Topp, Foppe, Heppe, Huppe, Hopke

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Where is the Hoppe family from?

You can see how Hoppe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoppe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoppe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hoppe families living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Hoppe's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Hoppe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoppe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoppe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoppe. 17% of Hoppe men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hoppe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoppe were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housework
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Hoppe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoppe 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoppe. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Hoppe. For the veterans among your Hoppe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoppe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoppe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hoppe in 1944 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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