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Knop Name Meaning

English, German, and Dutch: variant spelling of Knopp. Polish: occupational name for a weaver, Polish knap (see Knapik). Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish knop ‘button’ (see Knopf).

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

Similar surnames: Knopp, Knopf, Knope, Kos, Krol, Knoop, Karp, Knox, Koop, Knapp

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Where is the Knop family from?

You can see how Knop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knop families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Knop families living in Alberta. This was about 31% of all the recorded Knop's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Knop families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knop surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knop ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Knop. 67% of Knop men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Knop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knop 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Knop. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Knop. For the veterans among your Knop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knop lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Knop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Knop in 1958 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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