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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    19%
  • Agent For Prudential Assurance

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    4%
  • Boot Manufacturer

    4%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Agent For Prudential Assurance and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knopp. The most common Knopp occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 19% of Knopp's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Knopp family was Boot Manufacturer.

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Between 1949 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knopp

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