Kopec Family History

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Kopec Name Meaning

Polish (Kopec): from Polish kopec ‘smoke’, ‘soot’, probably a nickname for a dirty or swarthy person; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name for a chimneysweep or for someone who worked in a smokehouse. Variant of Hungarian Köpeci, a habitational name for someone from Köpec or Kepecz; or alternatively a topographic name from the archaic Székely dialect word göbec ‘pit’, ‘river bed’.

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

Similar surnames: Kopel, Koper, Kopp, Kopper, Kogel, Kober, Kopecky, Kosek, Hope, Kupec

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Kopec Family Origin

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Kopec Family Occupations

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In 1939, Civil Service and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kopec.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Civil Service

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Kopec Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kopec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kopec census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kopec. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kopec. For the veterans among your Kopec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kopec Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kopec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kopec in 1945 was 24, and 70 in 2004.

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