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Sopp Family History

Sopp Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a soapmaker, from Middle English sope ‘soap’. English: from the Old English personal name Soppa. German: metonymic occupational name for a cook, from Middle High German soppe, suppe ‘soup’, ‘stock’, ‘meal’.

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

Similar surnames: Popp, Copp, Hopp, Sapp, Topp, Kopp, Stoop, Stopp, Opp, Dopp

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Where is the Sopp family from?

You can see how Sopp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sopp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sopp families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Sopp family living in Florida Territory. This was about 25% of all the recorded Sopp's in the USA. Florida Territory and 3 other states had the highest population of Sopp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sopp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sopp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sopp. 22% of Sopp men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Sopp women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sopp were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Saleslady
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Sopp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sopp 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 790 immigration records available for the last name Sopp. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sopp. For the veterans among your Sopp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sopp lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sopp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Sopp in 1955 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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