Hepner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Hepner is of occupational origin. The name means "hops-brewer," and was most likely originally borne by someone who dealt in hops.

Early Origins of the Hepner family

The surname Hepner was first found in Silesia and Lower Germany where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Weteling Hoppener, who was a resident of Greifswald in 1304.

Important Dates for the Hepner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hepner research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1378, 1440, 1662, 1773, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Hepner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hepner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hopf, Hopfner, Hopffner, Hepner, Höpfner, Hopfer, Heptner and many more.

Early Notables of the Hepner family (pre 1700)

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Hepner migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hepner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ludwig Hepner, who arrived in America in 1776 [1]
Hepner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georg Hepner, who landed in Iowa in 1837 [1]
  • Barnet Hepner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 [1]
  • Andreas Hepner, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Maria Agnes Hepner, who landed in Kansas in 1876 [1]
  • Agnes Hepner, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1877 [1]

Hepner migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hepner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Hepner, who landed in Manitoba in 1876
  • Peter Hepner, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
  • Heinrich Hepner, who arrived in Manitoba in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Hepner (post 1700)

  • Jennifer Lynn Hepner, American beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Montana 2008
  • Jean Hepner (b. 1958), American professional tennis player, probably best known for her participation in the longest women's tennis match against Vicki Nelson-Dunbar in Richmond, Virginia, in 1984; the match lasted six hours and 31 minutes
  • George Hepner, American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Des Moines County, 1844 [2]
  • Linda Hepner (b. 1949), Canadian politician, 36th Mayor of Surrey, British Columbia (2014-)
  • Urmas Hepner (b. 1964), former Estonian footballer, Estonian Footballer of the Year in 1992, he won a total of 13 caps for Estonia national football team
  • Lee Hepner (1920-1986), Canadian teacher and orchestral conductor, Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1952-1960)

Historic Events for the Hepner family

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  • Ernst Hepner (b. 1919), German Feuerwerksmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [3]

Citations

  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 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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