Clopper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Clopper family

The surname Clopper was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It holds great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. They were originally of Bucquoy in ancient times but when they moved from France and assumed the style of de Klopper. The name also branched into the province of Haarlem.

Important Dates for the Clopper family

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Clopper Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Clopper, de Klopper, Klopper, Klopffer, Kloper and many more.

Early Notables of the Clopper family (pre 1700)

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Clopper migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clopper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Cornelis Jansen Clopper, who settled in Brazil in 1655
  • Cornelis Yanzen Clopper, who arrived in New York in 1664
Clopper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Clopper, who settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1722

Clopper migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clopper Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. James Clopper U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick c. 1783 was a Magistrate in York County [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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