Kopp Family History

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Kopp Name Meaning

German (also Köpp): from a North German pet form of Jakob (see Jacob). German: nickname for someone with a noticeable deformity or peculiarity of the head, from Low German Kopp ‘head’. German: from the South German dialect word Kopp (also Kapp) ‘young cock’, ‘capon’, hence possibly a nickname for a young upstart or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or breeder of poultry or game cocks. German: habitational name from a place so called in the Eifel Mountains. Hungarian: habitational name from a place so named near Naszvad. The place name is of German origin. A small plot of land near village was named Vábrikkenkopp (from German Weg 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Kopp Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kopp. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Kopp Family Origin

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Kopp Family Occupations

What did your Kopp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kopp. The most common Kopp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Kopp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kopp family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Kopp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Kopp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kopp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Kopp. 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 Card

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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Kopp Life Expectancy

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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