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The name Käppel, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia.The name Bohemia comes from the tribe of the Boii, who were settled in this ancient territory. In the 10th century, the ruling Bohemian dukes became Reichsfuersten, or Princes of the German Empire. In 1198, they were crowned Kings of Bohemia and they became subjects and Electors of the Kaiser. In the early 14th century, Prague became the capital of the Empire.

Käppel Early Origins



The surname Käppel was first found in Bohemia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henrich Keppler (c.1365) and Hensel Kepel (c.1382,) both of Prague.

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Käppel Spelling Variations


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Käppel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Keppler, Kepler, Kaeppler, Kaepler, Kaeppel, Keppel, Kepel, Kepele, Keppner and many more.

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Käppel Early History


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Käppel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Käppel research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1579, 1718, 1733, 1571 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Käppel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Käppel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Käppel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Käppel 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:

Käppel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Kappel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Geo Kappel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749

Käppel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kappel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Josef Kappel, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Joseph Kappel, who landed in America in 1851
  • Valentine Kappel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Käppel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Käppel (post 1700)



  • Frederick Kappel (1902-1994), American businessman, Chairman of AT&T from 1961 to 1972, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Joseph "Joe" Kappel (1857-1929), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1884 to 1890
  • Hugh Kappel (1910-1982), American artist
  • Henry "Heinie" Kappel (1863-1905), American Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1887 to 1889
  • Hubert Käppel (b. 1951), German classical guitarist
  • Vladimir Oskarovich Kappel (1883-1920), White Russian military leader
  • Leandro Kappel (b. 1989), Dutch professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Käppel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Käppel 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 23 November 2016 at 14:38.

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