Knopp Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle Low German, knop, Middle Dutch cnoop, cnop(pe) ‘swelling’, ‘lump’, ‘knob’, ‘button’, ‘glob’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of buttons, normally of horn; a nickname for a small, rotund man; or a topographic name for someone who lived by a rounded hillock. English: from Middle English knop(pe) ‘knob’, ‘protuberance’, presumably applied as a nickname for someone with a noticeable wart or carbuncle or with knobbly knees or elbows, or possibly to someone who was small and chubby. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Knop 3.

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


Similar surnames: Knopf, Knapp, Kopp, Kropp, Knop, Knipp, Topp, Kopf, Propp, Komp

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Knopp Family Origin

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Knopp Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Knopp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Knopp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Knopp family was Clerk In Store. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knopp.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Clerk In Store

    2%

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Knopp Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, Knopp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Knopp in 1949 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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