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Stoop Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch stoop, Middle Low German stop ‘pitcher’, ‘stone bottle’, hence a nickname for a heavy drinker, or a metonymic occupational name for a wine seller or innkeeper. English: of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle English stulpe, stolpe ‘post’ or ‘boundary marker’ (Old Norse stolpi), or from Middle English stoppe ‘bucket’ (Old English stoppa), hence a topographic name for someone who lived either by a boundary post or in a deep hollow. Alternatively, it could be a habitational name from a place so named, most probably Stop in Fonthill Giffard in Wiltshire, named with Old English stoppa ‘bucket’.

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

Similar surnames: Stopp, Stroop, Shoop, Stork, Strom, Hoop, Top, Stohl, Toop, Stout

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Where is the Stoop family from?

You can see how Stoop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stoop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stoop families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Stoop families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Stoop's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stoop families in 1840.
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What did your Stoop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stoop. 25% of Stoop men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Stoop women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stoop were Painter and House Keeper.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • House Keeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 987 immigration records available for the last name Stoop. 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 791 military records available for the last name Stoop. For the veterans among your Stoop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stoop lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Stoop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Stoop in 1959 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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