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Knops Name Meaning

Dutch and Flemish: patronymic from Knop .

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

Similar surnames: Knop, Knopp, Knope, Knoop, Knupp, Koors, Klos, Hoops, Koops, Kops

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Where is the Knops family from?

You can see how Knops families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knops family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Knops families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Knops families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 41% of all the recorded Knops's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Knops families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knops surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knops ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Knops. 22% of Knops men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Knops women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knops were Farm Laborer and Operator. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Cashier
  • Housework
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Knops. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knops 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 377 immigration records available for the last name Knops. 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 498 military records available for the last name Knops. For the veterans among your Knops ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knops lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Knops life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Knops in 1953 was 51, and 75 in 2003.

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