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Kopf Name Meaning

German (also Köpf): metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cups or flasks from Middle High German kopf ‘flask’ (from Late Latin cuppa ‘cask’). German (also Köpf) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with some noticeable peculiarity or deformity of the head from Middle High German kopf (the same word as in 1 above used in a transferred sense which during the Middle Ages gradually ousted the earlier word houbet ‘head’) German Kopf. Compare Koepf .

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

Similar surnames: Kopp, Knopf, Koff, Zopf, Klopf, Kops, Hopf, Topf, Korf, Kos

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Where is the Kopf family from?

You can see how Kopf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kopf family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kopf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Kopf families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kopf's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kopf families in 1840.
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What did your Kopf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kopf. 16% of Kopf men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kopf women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kopf were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kopf. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Kopf. For the veterans among your Kopf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kopf lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kopf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kopf in 1946 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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