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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Jepp, Jeppema, Jeepma, Chepp, Chep, Cheppa, Yep, Yek, Yepes, Jappa, Jappin, Jabbe, Jabeek, Jabach and many more.

First found in Oldenburg in Lower Saxony where the name Jepp was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheppa research. Another 279 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1488 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Cheppa History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jon Jepp, who settled in North Carolina in 1701; John Jepp, who arrived in Baltimore in 1799; Detlev Heinrich Jepp, who settled in Texas in 1852; Henry M. Jepp, who came to Scott Co., IA in 1858.

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  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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  8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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The Cheppa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheppa 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 23 September 2010 at 15:39.

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