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Koep History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Koep is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Koep is derived from the Hebrew personal name Jacob, meaning supplanter.


Early Origins of the Koep family


The surname Koep was first found in Austria, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Koep family


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Koep Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kopp, Koepp, Kop, Koep, Koppe, Koeppe, Kope, Koepe, Koeppen, Koppen and many more.

Early Notables of the Koep family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Koep family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Kopp, who came to America in 1738; Erdman Koppe, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1748; as did Ulrich Koppe in 1749 and Jacob Kopp in 1751; Johann Kopper, who settled on Long Island in 1780.

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