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Knopp Name Meaning

German: from Middle Low German knōp ‘swelling lump knob button glob’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of buttons or a nickname for a small rotund man or a topographic name for someone who lived by a rounded hillock. Compare Knoop . English (Essex): from Middle English knopp knope ‘small rounded protuberance knob’ (Old English cnoppa) used topographically or as a nickname from the same word used of the knope of the knee and the elbow-joint. English (Essex): variant of Nobb (see Nobbe ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Knop

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

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

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Where is the Knopp family from?

You can see how Knopp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knopp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knopp families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Knopp families living in Virginia. This was about 46% of all the recorded Knopp's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Knopp families in 1840.
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What did your Knopp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Knopp. 20% of Knopp men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Knopp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knopp were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Knopp. For the veterans among your Knopp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knopp lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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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