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The name Carpen emerged in Pomerania, which was a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia.

Early Origins of the Carpen family


The surname Carpen was first found in Pomerania, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include one "Karpe von Rostock" (c.1257,) and the knight Emecho Karpe who was born in 1270 in Mainz.

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Early History of the Carpen family

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Early History of the Carpen family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carpen research.
Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1270 are included under the topic Early Carpen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carpen Spelling Variations

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Carpen Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Karp, Karpf, Karpe, Karpfen, Karpen, Carp, Carpf, Carpe, Carpfen, Carpen, Karpff, Karpffe, Karpffen, Carpff, Carpffe and many more.

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Early Notables of the Carpen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Carpen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Carpen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Carpen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Fra Karp, who settled in Virginia in 1705; Peter Karp, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1768; Georg Andr Karpe, who came to New York, NY in 1854.

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