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Poppe Family History

Poppe Name Meaning

German: variant of Popp 1. English: variant spelling of Popp 2. Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Poppo (see Popp 1).

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

Similar surnames: Poppa, Hoppe, Popp, Foppe, Poppel, Popper, Popke, Peppe, Pope, Topp

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Where is the Poppe family from?

You can see how Poppe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poppe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poppe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Poppe families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Poppe's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Poppe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poppe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poppe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Poppe. 34% of Poppe men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Poppe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poppe were Farm Laborer 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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What Poppe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Poppe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poppe 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Poppe. 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 Poppe. For the veterans among your Poppe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poppe lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Poppe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Poppe in 1952 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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