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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


Similar surnames: Knopp, Kopf, Knop, Klopf, Knoll, Kampf, Knapp, Kopp, Koff, Kropf

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Knopf Family Origin

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Knopf Family Occupations

What did your Knopf ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Baker

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Knopf ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Knopf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Knopf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knopf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Knopf. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Knopf. For the veterans among your Knopf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knopf Life Expectancy

What is the average Knopf lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knopf ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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