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Where did the German Koop family come from? What is the German Koop family crest and coat of arms? When did the Koop family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Koop family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Koop, Koope, Kope, Kop, Khoop, Koope, Khoope and many more.

First found in East Prussia, where the name Koop came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koop research. Another 227 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1786 is included under the topic Early Koop History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Koop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koop Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Johan Georg Koop, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

Koop Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Johann Berend Koop, aged 46, landed in America in 1831
  • Berend Heinrich Koop, who came to America in 1831
  • Georg Adolpf Koop, who landed in North America in 1837
  • Johann Michael Koop, who arrived in North America in 1837
  • Michael Koop, who landed in North America in 1837


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  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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  4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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The Koop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koop Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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