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Knope Name Meaning

English (London): variant of Knopp . Altered form of German Knoop or Knoppe variants of Knopf .

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

Similar surnames: Knop, Knopp, Knipe, Knapp, Knape, Knops, Knoke, Knopf, Knake, Knoles

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Where is the Knope family from?

You can see how Knope families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knope family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Knope families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 36 Knope families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Knope's in USA. New York had the highest population of Knope families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knope surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knope ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Knope. 31% of Knope men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Knope women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knope were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Knope. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knope 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 283 immigration records available for the last name Knope. 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 439 military records available for the last name Knope. For the veterans among your Knope ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knope lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Knope life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Knope in 1965 was 77, and 72 in 2004.

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