Explore the Family Name Krupa

The meaning of Krupa

1. Polish, Ukrainian, and Rusyn; Slovak (also Krúpa): nickname or metonymic occupational name from Polish krupa, Slovak krúpa (Slovak usually in plural: krúpy), meaning ‘groats’ or ‘coarsely ground grains’, in Polish also ‘sleet’. This surname is also found in Germany, where it is mainly of Polish origin, and in Croatia, where it is in part of Slovak origin (see also 4 below). Compare Kruppa. 2. Czech: variant of Kroupa. 3. Sorbian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from Upper Sorbian krupa ‘(grain of) pearl barley’, also ‘hail’. This surname is found mainly in a Germanized form, Kruppa. 4. Croatian: nickname from krupa ‘sleet’, the same Slavic word as in 1 above and 3 above. Some characteristic forenames: Polish Zofia, Andrzej, Casimir, Halina, Grzegorz, Stanislaw, Wladyslaw, Aleksander, Bogdan, Dariusz, Elzbieta, Ewa.

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How common is the last name Krupa in the United States?

Based on data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname Krupa has seen a slight decrease over the last decade. In 2000, Krupa ranked 7657th in popularity, falling to 8138th rank by 2010, marking a decline of approximately 6.28%. Despite this fall in ranking, the actual count of individuals with the Krupa surname increased marginally from 4006 in 2000 to 4073 by 2010, a growth of about 1.67%. However, when considering the proportion per 100k, there was a drop of 7.38%, from 1.49 in 2000 to 1.38 in 2010.

20002010Change
Rank#7,657#8,138-6.28%
Count4,0064,0731.67%
Proportion per 100k1.491.38-7.38%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Krupa

Turning to ethnicity, the Decennial U.S. Census data indicates a largely consistent ethnic identity breakdown among those with the Krupa surname between 2000 and 2010. The vast majority identified as White, at 96.36% in 2000, decreasing slightly to 96.12% by 2010. Those identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander saw a small increase of 5.71%, going from 0.70% in 2000 to 0.74% in 2010. The proportion of individuals identifying as Hispanic more than doubled, albeit from a relatively small base, climbing from 1.07% in 2000 to 1.99% in 2010. Meanwhile, those identifying as two or more races experienced a significant decline of 40.76%, dropping from 1.57% in 2000 to 0.93% in 2010. There were no recorded instances of individuals with the Krupa surname identifying as Black or American Indian and Alaskan Native during these years.

20002010Change
White96.36%96.12%-0.25%
Hispanic1.07%1.99%85.98%
Two or More Races1.57%0.93%-40.76%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.7%0.74%5.71%
Black0%0%0%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0%0%0%

Krupa ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Krupa is Eastern European, which comprises 47.2% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are British & Irish (20.6%) and French & German (18.4%). Additional ancestries include Scandinavian, Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish, Greek & Balkan, and Filipino & Austronesian.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
Eastern European47.2%
British & Irish20.6%
French & German18.4%
Other13.8%
Krupa

Possible origins of the surname Krupa

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Krupa have recent ancestry locations spanning a few countries, mostly in Poland, and United Kingdom.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland66.40%
Masovian Voivodeship, Poland65.50%
Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland63.60%
Lancashire, United Kingdom56.40%
Greater London, United Kingdom56.40%

What Krupa haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Krupa is R-CTS3402, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-CTS3402 is descended from haplogroup R-M420. Other common haplogroups include R-L1029 and I-DF29, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Nowak, Takacs, Kwiatkowski, Wrobel, Szymanski, Jankowski, Zielinski, Kaminski, Kovach, Toth.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Krupa surname are: U5a1, H, H1. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

krupaPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M420

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Krupa have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Krupa

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Krupa" Surname 34.3%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Krupa

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Krupa" Surname 17.9%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Krupa

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Krupa" Surname 12.8%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Krupa

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Krupa" Surname 19.8%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Krupa?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Krupa are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Eastern European 60.6%

23andMe Users 57.2%