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Kopp Name Meaning

German (also Köpp): from a pet form of the personal name Jakob (see Jacob ). German: nickname for someone with a noticeable deformity or peculiarity of the head from Low German Kopp ‘head’ or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill. German: possibly also a nickname from the South German dialect word Kopp (also Kapp) ‘young cock capon’. German: habitational name from a place so named in the Eifel Mountains. Compare Copp . Czech: variant (or a Germanized form) of Kop from a short form of the personal name Prokop or a nickname from Middle High German kopf ‘head’ (compare 2 above). Dutch: probably of German origin (see above).7: Hungarian: habitational name from a place so named near Naszvad. The placename is of German origin. A small plot of land near village was named Vábrikkenkopp (from German Brückenkopf) by a Hungarian soldier in the Habsburg Army who used to stand on watch at the bridge across the Vág river. The locals had difficulty with the name and later shortened it to Kopp.

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

Similar surnames: Kropp, Kopf, Knopp, Komp, Hopp, Copp, Topp, Kapp, Kopa, Popp

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Where is the Kopp family from?

You can see how Kopp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kopp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kopp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Kopp families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 53% of all the recorded Kopp's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kopp families in 1840.
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What did your Kopp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kopp. 11% of Kopp men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Kopp women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kopp were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housework
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Passenger Lists

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There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Kopp. For the veterans among your Kopp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kopp lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kopp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kopp in 1942 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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