Depp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Depp family

The surname Depp 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 Depp family

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

Depp 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 Depp family (pre 1700)

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United States Depp migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Depp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Depp, a Swiss Palatine, who arrived in North Carolina in 1710
  • Anna Elisabetha Depp, who arrived in Georgia between the years 1733 and 1783
Depp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Depp, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Depp (post 1700) +

  • Peter Depp (b. 1981), American stand-up comedian, gay rights activist
  • John Christopher "Johnny" Depp (b. 1963), American actor and musician, who has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards for major roles in recent films


  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)


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