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Hoppe Name Meaning

North German: variant of Hopp . South German: nickname from dialect hoppen ‘to hop’ (a variant of standard German hüpfen). This surname is also found in some of the neighboring countries e.g. in Poland and Czechia. Compare Happy . Danish: from North German Hopp (see Hopf ) or the Danish byname Hoppe ‘horse mare’. English (southwestern): perhaps a nickname for a dancer from early modern English hop in the sense ‘leap or step in dancing’ (first recorded in 1579). Compare Hopper .

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

Similar surnames: Hopp, Hopper, Happe, Poppe, Koppe, Topp, Foppe, Heppe, Huppe, Hopke

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Where is the Hoppe family from?

You can see how Hoppe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoppe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoppe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Hoppe families living in Ontario. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hoppe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hoppe families in 1911.
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What did your Hoppe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hoppe. 54% of Hoppe men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Hoppe women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
  • Mafacturer
  • Machine Operator
  • Chef

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Hoppe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoppe 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoppe. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Hoppe. For the veterans among your Hoppe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoppe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoppe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hoppe in 1944 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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