Kopf Family History

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Kopf Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cups or flasks, from Middle High German kopf ‘flask’ (from Late Latin cuppa ‘cask’). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with some noticeable peculiarity or deformity of the head, from Middle High German kopf (the same word as in 1, used in a transferred sense which during the Middle Ages gradually ousted the earlier word houbet ‘head’), German Kopf.

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

Similar surnames: Kopp, Knopf, Koff, Zopf, Klopf, Kops, Hopf, Topf, Korf, Kos

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Kopf Family Origin

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Kopf Family Occupations

What did your Kopf ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Domestic was the top reported job for people in the UK named Kopf. 50% of Kopf women worked as a Domestic

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic
  • House Parlourmaid

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

Kopf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kopf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kopf 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kopf. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Kopf. For the veterans among your Kopf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kopf Life Expectancy

What is the average Kopf lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kopf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kopf in 1946 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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