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Multiple Origins for the Surname Loper



The distinguished surname Loper is of German origin. It is derived from "Loop," the name of a city located in the northern state of Holstein. Alternatively, it may also be derived from "Loope," the name of a town on the Sieg River in Westphalia.

Loper Early Origins



The surname Loper was first found in the cities of Loop and Loope; it is likely that two separate branches of the families emerged in these two regions. The progenitor of the name is believed to have moved to another region from one of these cities, and was therefore referred to as "Loper." The young Loper family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.

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Loper Spelling Variations


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Loper Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loop, Loup, Loper, Löper, Loepp, Löpp, Loppo and many more.

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Loper Early History


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Loper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loper research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1648, 1716, 1786, 1831 and 1895 are included under the topic Early Loper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loper Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Loper, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1804; Remmer Loop, who emigrated from East Frisia to New York in 1855; John Loepp and Elisabeth Loepp, Mennonites who came to Philadelphia in 1877.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loper (post 1700)



  • Major-General Herbert Bernard Loper (1896-1989), American Chief of Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (1952-1955) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Herbert Loper. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Loper/Herbert_Bernard/USA.html
  • Albert A. "Bert" Loper (1869-1949), pioneer of the sport of whitewater river-running in the American Southwest
  • Daniel Robert Loper (b. 1982), American football guard
  • Don Loper (1906-1972), American costume and necktie designer
  • Augusta Loper (b. 1922), American artist living in Italy

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Suggested Readings for the name Loper


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Suggested Readings for the name Loper



  • Loper, Keller, Van Meter and Allied Lines by Melba Wood.

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Loper Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Herbert Loper. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Loper/Herbert_Bernard/USA.html

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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The Loper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loper 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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