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Koppe Family History

Koppe Name Meaning

North German: from Low German Köppe, a pet form of Jakob, German form of Jacob.

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


Similar surnames: Kopp, Koppel, Kopke, Hoppe, Koppen, Foppe, Kopper, Koppes, Happe

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Where is the Koppe family from?

You can see how Koppe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koppe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Koppe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 33 Koppe families living in Ohio. This was about 28% of all the recorded Koppe's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Koppe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koppe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koppe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koppe. 20% of Koppe men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Koppe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koppe 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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    37%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housewife
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Koppe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koppe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Koppe. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Koppe. For the veterans among your Koppe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koppe lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Koppe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Koppe in 1963 was 82, and 82 in 2004.

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