Kops Family History

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Kops Name Meaning

Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of cups and plates, from Middle Dutch cop(pe) ‘cup’, ‘dish’. German and Dutch: patromymic from a short form of the personal name Jakob (see Jacob).

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

Similar surnames: Kos, Kopp, Kopa, Kopf, Koops, Koss, Kobs, Koos, Kors, Goos

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Kops Family Origin

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Kops Family Occupations

What did your Kops ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kops family was In Blind Factory. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Dyer & Scourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kops. The most common Kops occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Kops's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Dyer & Scourer

  • In Blind Factory


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

Kops Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kops. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kops 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 906 immigration records available for the last name Kops. 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 Kops. For the veterans among your Kops ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kops Life Expectancy

What is the average Kops lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kops life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kops in 1944 was 20, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kops

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kops ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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