Dapper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dapper family

The surname Dapper was first found in Hanover, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. A branch of this family is said to have migrated to East Prussia with the knights of the Teutonic Order in 1410.

Early History of the Dapper family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dapper research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1740 is included under the topic Early Dapper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dapper Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Depner, Daepner, Dapner, Deppner, Depener, Deppe, Depper, Deppen, Depke, Depken, Doepke, Doepker, Toepner and many more.

Early Notables of the Dapper family (pre 1700)

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United States Dapper migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dapper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Dapper, who landed in Virginia in 1622 [1]
  • Lewis Dapper, who landed in Maryland in 1666 [1]
Dapper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Dapper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
Dapper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Elis Dapper, who landed in America in 1852 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dapper (post 1700) +

  • Clifford Roland "Clif" Dapper (1920-2011), American Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1942 season
  • Marco Dominic Dapper (b. 1983), American actor and model
  • Emil Ames Dapper (1844-1906), American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1902 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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