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Komp Family History

Komp Name Meaning

North German: from Low German komp ‘dish’, ‘bowl’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of these. Hungarian: metonymic occupational name for a ferryman, from komp ‘ferry’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Kampiai in Lithuania.

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


Similar surnames: Kopp, Kamp, Kemp, Kump, Komm, Kotz, Knopp, Koop, Kampf, Top

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Where is the Komp family from?

You can see how Komp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Komp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Komp families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Komp family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Komp's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Komp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Komp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Komp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Komp. 25% of Komp men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Komp women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Komp were Machinist and Clerk.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    40%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Komp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Komp 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 434 immigration records available for the last name Komp. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Komp. For the veterans among your Komp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Komp lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Komp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Komp in 1963 was 68, and 73 in 2004.

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