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Copp Name Meaning

English (Devon): topographic name for someone who lived on the top of a hill from Middle English coppe Old English copp ‘summit’ (a transferred sense of copp ‘head bowl’ cognate with modern English cup). Alternatively a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the head. German: variant of Kopp and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cropp, Topp, Kopp, Sopp, Cope, Capp, Popp, Corp, Hope, Kopf

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Where is the Copp family from?

You can see how Copp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Copp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Copp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 141 Copp families living in New Brunswick. This was about 38% of all the recorded Copp's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Copp families in 1911.
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What did your Copp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Copp. 35% of Copp men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Copp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Copp were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Student
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Copp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Copp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Copp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Copp. For the veterans among your Copp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Copp lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Copp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Copp in 1945 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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