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The roots of the German surname Copenhaver lie in the former royal duchy of Swabia, now the modern state of Baden-Wurrtemburg. The name is derived from the German words "kapaun," meaning "capon," a rooster, and "hof," meaning "farm." Thus, it was most likely first borne by someone who lived on a farm where capons were raised.

Copenhaver Early Origins



The surname Copenhaver was first found in the Baden region, where Zinken Koppenhöfen, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1387. The young Copenhaver family was instrumental during these early years, playing an important role in the development of medieval Swabian society.

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Copenhaver Spelling Variations


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Copenhaver Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Koppenhöfer, Koppenhöffer, Koppenhofer, Koppenhoffer, Koppenhoefer, Koppenhoeffer, Koppenhoefen, Koppenhöfen, Koppenheffer, Copenhöfer, Coppenheffer, Copenhaver, Coppenhaver, Copenhoffer, Copenheffer and many more.

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Copenhaver Early History


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Copenhaver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Copenhaver research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1387 and 1573 are included under the topic Early Copenhaver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Copenhaver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Copenhaver Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Copenhaver 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 were:

Copenhaver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Barbara Copenhaver, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Catharina Copenhaver, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Maria Copenhaver, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Woolf Copenhaver, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Michael Copenhaver, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Copenhaver Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eula Copenhaver, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1905
  • William E. Copenhaver, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Elmer Anthony Copenhaver, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Copenhaver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Copenhaver (post 1700)



  • Harold "Cope" Copenhaver (1961-2013), American politician, Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (2013-2015)
  • Shawn Copenhaver, American actor, known for his work on Beware (2010), Creepy Crawly (2012) and Rock of Ages (2012)
  • Ritchie Copenhaver, American stuntman, known for his work on The Ring (2002), One Hour Photo (2002) and Wild Wild West (1999)
  • Brian P. Copenhaver (b. 1942), American Professor of Philosophy and History at The University of California, Los Angeles
  • Emily Copenhaver, American visual effects specialist, best known for her work on the Conan O'Brien show
  • Deke Copenhaver, American politician, Mayor of Augusta, Georgia in 2006
  • John Thomas Copenhaver (b. 1925), American federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Copenhaver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Copenhaver 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 29 May 2016 at 09:02.

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