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Knoop Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle Low German knōp Middle Dutch cnoop cnop(pe) ‘swelling lump knob button glob’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of buttons or a nickname for a small rotund man or a topographic name (Dutch Van der Knoop) for someone who lived by a rounded hillock. Compare Knopp .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Knop, Knopp, Roop, Knope, Knapp, Stoop, Knops, Kloos, Knupp, Knott

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Where is the Knoop family from?

You can see how Knoop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knoop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knoop families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Knoop families living in Ohio. This was about 86% of all the recorded Knoop's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Knoop families in 1840.
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What did your Knoop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Knoop. 28% of Knoop men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Knoop women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knoop were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Knoop. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Knoop. For the veterans among your Knoop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knoop lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Knoop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Knoop in 1956 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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