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The name Kappler, 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.

Kappler Early Origins



The surname Kappler 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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Kappler Spelling Variations


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Kappler 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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Kappler Early History


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Kappler Early History



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

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Kappler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kappler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Kappler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Martin Kappler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Sebastian Kappler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Andreas Kappler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

Kappler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Kappler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Michael Kappler, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1854

Kappler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Kappler, aged 46, a pastor, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kappler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kappler (post 1700)



  • Frederick Kappler Jr. (1866-1953), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1909-14, 1919-20, 1935-38, 1945-46
  • Chris Kappler (b. 1967), American Olympic gold and silver medalist equestrian show jumper
  • August Kappler (1815-1887), German researcher, naturalist and explorer
  • Bianca Kappler (b. 1977), German long jumper at the 2004 Olympic Games
  • Darren Kappler (b. 1965), former professional Australian rules footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Kappler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kappler 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 6 October 2015 at 13:22.

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