Knopf Name Meaning

German (also Knöpf) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German knopf ‘swelling’, ‘lump’, ‘knob’, ‘button’, ‘glob’, modern German Knopf, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of buttons, normally of horn; a nickname for a small, rotund man (especially in Swabia, where the term also has the sense ‘dumpling’); or a topographic name for someone who lived by a rounded hillock.

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

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Knopf Family Origin

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Knopf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Baker

    5%

In 1880, the most common Knopf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Knopf's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knopf. A less common occupation for the Knopf family was Baker.

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Knopf Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Knopf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Knopf in 1954 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knopf

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