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Knop Name Meaning

English (Lancashire) German Flemish and Dutch: variant of Knopp and Knoop . Polish: variant of Knap ‘weaver’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish knop ‘button’ (see Knopf ).

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


Similar surnames: Knopp, Knopf, Knope, Kos, Krol, Knoop, Karp, Knox, Koop, Knapp

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Where is the Knop family from?

You can see how Knop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knop families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Knop families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Knop's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Knop families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knop surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Knop. 27% of Knop men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Knop women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knop were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Knop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knop 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 Knop. 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 Knop. For the veterans among your Knop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knop lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Knop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Knop in 1958 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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