Kappler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Kappler, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia.The name Bohemia comes from the tribe of the Boii, who were settled in this ancient territory. In the 10th century, the ruling Bohemian dukes became Reichsfuersten, or Princes of the German Empire. In 1198, they were crowned Kings of Bohemia and they became subjects and Electors of the Kaiser. In the early 14th century, Prague became the capital of the Empire.

Early Origins of the Kappler family

The surname Kappler was first found in Bohemia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henrich Keppler (c.1365) and Hensel Kepel (c.1382,) both of Prague.

Important Dates for the Kappler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kappler research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1579, 1718, 1733, 1571 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Kappler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kappler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Keppler, Kepler, Kaeppler, Kaepler, Kaeppel, Keppel, Kepel, Kepele, Keppner and many more.

Early Notables of the Kappler family (pre 1700)

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Kappler migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kappler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Martin Kappler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Sebastian Kappler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Andreas Kappler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
Kappler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Kappler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Michael Kappler, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

Kappler migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kappler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Kappler, aged 46, a pastor, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kappler (post 1700)

  • Chris Kappler (b. 1967), American Olympic gold and silver medalist equestrian show jumper
  • Frederick Kappler Jr. (1866-1953), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1909-14, 1919-20, 1935-38, 1945-46 [3]
  • August Kappler (1815-1887), German researcher, naturalist and explorer
  • Bianca Kappler (b. 1977), German long jumper at the 2004 Olympic Games
  • Darren Kappler (b. 1965), former professional Australian rules footballer

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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