Koppenhaver Family History

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Koppenhaver Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Kobenhauer, an occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German kope ‘vat’, ‘large barrel’ + hauer ‘chopper’, from hauen ‘to chop’, ‘to make or construct from wood’. Alternatively, it may be a habitational name for someone from Copenhagen (Danish København).

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


Similar surnames: Copenhaver, Rodeheaver, Dauenhauer, Eisenhauer, Koppinger

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Koppenhaver Family Origin

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Koppenhaver Family Occupations

What did your Koppenhaver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Koppenhaver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Koppenhaver's were Farmers. Farmer, Huckster and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Koppenhaver. A less common occupation for the Koppenhaver family was Labor.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Huckster

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Labor

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Koppenhaver ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Koppenhaver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Koppenhaver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koppenhaver 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Koppenhaver. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Koppenhaver. For the veterans among your Koppenhaver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Koppenhaver Life Expectancy

What is the average Koppenhaver lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Koppenhaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Koppenhaver in 1950 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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