Popp Family History

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Popp Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name Poppo, Boppo, of uncertain origin and meaning, perhaps originally a nursery word or a short form of for example Bodobert, a Germanic personal name meaning ‘famous leader’. It was a hereditary personal name among the counts of Henneberg and Babenberg in East Franconia between the 9th and 14th centuries. English: from a Middle English continuation of an Old English personal name, Poppa, known only from occurrences in place names.

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


Similar surnames: Bopp, Sopp, Propp, Copp, Hopp, Pope, Kopp, Topp, Opp, Dopp

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Popp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Popp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Popp. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    34%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    12%

  • Italy

    3%

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Popp Family Origin

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Popp Family Occupations

What did your Popp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Popp. A less common occupation for the Popp family was Tailor. The most common Popp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Popp's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    3%

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

Popp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Popp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Popp 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Popp. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Popp. For the veterans among your Popp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Popp Life Expectancy

What is the average Popp lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Popp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Popp in 1940 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Popp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Popp 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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