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The name Karpf emerged in Pomerania, which was a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia.

Karpf Early Origins



The surname Karpf was first found in Pomerania, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include one "Karpe von Rostock" (c.1257,) and the knight Emecho Karpe who was born in 1270 in Mainz.

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Karpf Spelling Variations


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Karpf Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Karp, Karpf, Karpe, Karpfen, Karpen, Carp, Carpf, Carpe, Carpfen, Carpen, Karpff, Karpffe, Karpffen, Carpff, Carpffe and many more.

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Karpf Early History


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Karpf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karpf research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1270 are included under the topic Early Karpf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Karpf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Karpf Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Karpf 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 or some of its variants were: Fra Karp, who settled in Virginia in 1705; Peter Karp, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1768; Georg Andr Karpe, who came to New York, NY in 1854.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Karpf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Karpf 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 24 April 2013 at 16:18.

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