Popken Family History

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Popken Name Meaning

North German (also Pöpken): patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Poppo (see Popp).

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


Similar surnames: Popke, Poppen, Onken, Kopke, Poppel, Boyken, Koppen, Ocken, Picken

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Popken Family Origin

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Popken Family Occupations

What did your Popken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleswoman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Popken. 22% of Popken men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Popken women worked as a Saleswoman. Some less common occupations for Americans named Popken were Farm Operator and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Farm Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleswoman
    19%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Clerk
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Popken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Popken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Popken 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 632 immigration records available for the last name Popken. 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 489 military records available for the last name Popken. For the veterans among your Popken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Popken Life Expectancy

What is the average Popken lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Popken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Popken in 1956 was 23, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Popken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Popken 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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