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Knopp Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle Low German, knop, Middle Dutch cnoop, cnop(pe) ‘swelling’, ‘lump’, ‘knob’, ‘button’, ‘glob’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of buttons, normally of horn; a nickname for a small, rotund man; or a topographic name for someone who lived by a rounded hillock. English: from Middle English knop(pe) ‘knob’, ‘protuberance’, presumably applied as a nickname for someone with a noticeable wart or carbuncle or with knobbly knees or elbows, or possibly to someone who was small and chubby. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Knop 3.

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


Similar surnames: Knopf, Knapp, Kopp, Kropp, Knop, Knipp, Topp, Kopf, Propp, Komp

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Knopp Family Origin

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Knopp Family Occupations

What did your Knopp ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bank Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Knopp. 20% of Knopp men worked as a Bank Clerk and 88% of Knopp women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knopp were General Labourer and Unpaid Domes Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bank Clerk
    20%
  • Police Constable
    20%
  • Director (manufacturer Coats)
    20%
  • General Labourer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Unpaid Domes Duties
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Knopp Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Knopp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Knopp. For the veterans among your Knopp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knopp Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Knopp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Knopp in 1949 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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