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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.

Hepner Early Origins



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.

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Hepner Spelling Variations


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Hepner Spelling Variations



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

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Hepner Early History


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Hepner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hepner research. Another 456 words (33 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.

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Hepner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hepner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hepner 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:

Hepner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ludwig Hepner, who arrived in America in 1776

Hepner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Hepner, who landed in Iowa in 1837
  • Barnet Hepner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873
  • Andreas Hepner, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Maria Agnes Hepner, who landed in Kansas in 1876
  • Agnes Hepner, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1877

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hepner (post 1700)


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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
  • 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)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Hepner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hepner 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 7 January 2016 at 13:17.

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