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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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Where is the Popp family from?

You can see how Popp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Popp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Popp families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Popp families living in Ohio. This was about 62% of all the recorded Popp's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Popp families in 1840.
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What did your Popp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Popp. 18% of Popp men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Popp women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Popp were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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