Propp Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a gardener and horticulturalist, from Middle Low German prop ‘graft’, or a reduced form of a Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German proz ‘opening bud’. North German: nickname for a fat little man, from Middle Low German proppe ‘stopper’, ‘plug’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; possibly the same as 2 or 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Kropp, Popp, Gropp, Tropp, Cropp, Kopp, Trapp, Topp, Proft, Sopp

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Propp Family Origin

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Propp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Gardener

    8%
  • Harness Maker

    8%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Propp. The most common Propp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Propp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Propp family was Harness Maker.

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Between 1951 and 2004, Propp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Propp in 1951 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Propp

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