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Kops Family History

Kops Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Jakob (see Jacob ). Compare Cops .

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

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

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Where is the Kops family from?

You can see how Kops families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kops family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kops families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 19 Kops families living in Minnesota. This was about 26% of all the recorded Kops's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Kops families in 1880.
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What did your Kops ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kops. 36% of Kops men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kops women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kops were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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