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Kulp Name Meaning

Variant of German Kolb or Kalb. German: habitational name from Kulpin in Mecklenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Culp, Kalp, Kump, Fulp, Kolp, Kulm, Puls, Tulp, Kalb, Kulow

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Where is the Kulp family from?

You can see how Kulp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kulp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kulp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 58 Kulp families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 76% of all the recorded Kulp's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kulp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kulp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kulp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kulp. 20% of Kulp men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Kulp women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kulp were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Kulp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kulp 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 Kulp. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kulp. For the veterans among your Kulp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kulp lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kulp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kulp in 1944 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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