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Skop Family History

Skop Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Slavic skop ‘wether’, ‘castrated ram’. The Polish word has other meanings, denoting for example a pail and a kind of tax; the surname could also have originated with one of these senses, i.e. as an occupational name either for a maker of pails or for a tax collector.

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


Similar surnames: Kos, Sokol, Kopf, Skog, Ko, Komp, Stoop, Kopp, Skora, Szot

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Where is the Skop family from?

You can see how Skop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skop family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Skop families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Skop families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Skop's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Skop families in 1880.
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What did your Skop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Punch Press were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Skop. 37% of Skop men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Skop women worked as a Punch Press. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skop were Proprietor and Office Clerk.

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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
    37%
  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farm Hand
    14%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Punch Press
    22%
  • Domestic
    22%
  • General Maid
    15%
  • Office Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Skop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skop 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 729 immigration records available for the last name Skop. 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 314 military records available for the last name Skop. For the veterans among your Skop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skop lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Skop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Skop in 1961 was 60, and 88 in 2004.

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