Propp Family History

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Propp Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a gardener and horticulturalist, from Middle Low German prop ‘graft’, or a reduced form of a Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German proz ‘opening bud’. North German: nickname for a fat little man, from Middle Low German proppe ‘stopper’, ‘plug’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; possibly the same as 2 or 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Kropp, Popp, Gropp, Tropp, Cropp, Kopp, Trapp, Topp, Proft, Sopp

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Propp Family Origin

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Propp Family Occupations

What did your Propp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Propp family was Harness Maker. Farmer, Farming and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Propp. The most common Propp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Propp's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Gardener

  • Harness Maker


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

Propp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Propp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Propp 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 843 immigration records available for the last name Propp. 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 630 military records available for the last name Propp. For the veterans among your Propp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Propp Life Expectancy

What is the average Propp lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Propp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Propp in 1951 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Propp 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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