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Kropf Name Meaning

German and Swiss German:: from Middle High German kropf ‘goiter’ hence a nickname for a person with a conspicuous crop due to goiter or for a short person. nickname for a man of short stature (see Kropp ). The surname Kropf is also found in Hungary and Slovenia. In part it is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar ).

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


Similar surnames: Kropp, Knopf, Tropf, Kopf, Krapf, Klopf, Krohn, Kronk, Kumpf, Krampf

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Where is the Kropf family from?

You can see how Kropf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kropf family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kropf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 Kropf families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Kropf's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kropf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kropf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kropf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kropf. 26% of Kropf men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Kropf women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kropf were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kropf. 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 Kropf. For the veterans among your Kropf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kropf lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kropf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kropf in 1954 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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