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Kopke Name Meaning

North German (Köpke): from a Low German pet form of the personal name Jakob (see Jacob).

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


Similar surnames: Koppe, Kopka, Koke, Dopke, Popke, Koepke, Kopko, Hopke, Roepke, Hapke

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Where is the Kopke family from?

You can see how Kopke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kopke family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kopke families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 20 Kopke families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Kopke's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kopke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kopke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kopke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kopke. 34% of Kopke men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Kopke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kopke were Foreman 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
    34%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Foreman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    45%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kopke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kopke 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kopke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kopke. For the veterans among your Kopke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kopke lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kopke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Kopke in 1955 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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