The surname Doepel is a Bavarian nickname
surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, and tended to describe a physical characteristic or other attribute of their initial bearer. Doepel is a name for a person who was bold or courageous. The surname Dippel is derived from the German personal name
Theudobald or Theobald. Thus, the name Doepel was given to a person who was considered the boldest of all the people.
Early Origins of the Doepel family
The surname Doepel was first found in Bavaria
, where the family could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal
society which gradually formed the backbone Europe. The name became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Doepel family
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Doepel Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Doepel include Dippel, Dipple, Dippold, Diple, Dippal, Dippele, Dippell, Dippall, Dippelt, Dipolt, Dippoldt, Diepel and many more.
Early Notables of the Doepel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doepel family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Doepels to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Doepel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Frederick August Doepel, who arrived in Arkansas in 1889 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)