Doepke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Doepke family

The surname Doepke 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.

Important Dates for the Doepke family

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

Doepke 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 Doepke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Doepke family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lobonus Depper, who arrived with his family in America in 1709; Anna Elisabetha Depp, who arrived in Georgia between the years 1733 and 1783; John Depp, a Swiss Palatine, who arrived in North Carolina in 1710.

Contemporary Notables of the name Doepke (post 1700)

  • William F. Doepke, American co-founder of The Alms and Doepke Dry Goods Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1865; they had 800 employees in 1891 but closed in 1955, the head office building is now a historic commercial building
  • Charles W. Doepke, American co-founder of Doepke Toy Company in Oakley, Ohio in 1946 with his brother Frederick; they made realistic toy bulldozers, graders, loaders, earth movers, and cranes until 1959
  • Connie M. Doepke (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2009-)

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