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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Keiper family. Keiper is a local name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Nuremburg, where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.

Keiper Early Origins



The surname Keiper was first found in Nuremburg, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which shaped modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.

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Keiper Spelling Variations


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Keiper Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Keiper include Keypper, Keyper, Keyppen, Keyppel, Keyppele, Keyppeler, Kayper, Kaypper, Kayppel, Kayppele, Kayppeler, Kaiper, Kaipper, Kaippen, Kaippel, Kaippele, Kaippeler, Keiper, Keipper, Keippen, Keippel, Keippele, Keippeler, Keip, Keipher and many more.

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Keiper Early History


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Keiper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keiper research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keiper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keiper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keiper Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Keipers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Keiper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Keiper who, accompanied by his family, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Joh, IV Keiper, who arrived in America in 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Keiper Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Johann Keiper, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Caroline Keiper, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Alice Gray Keiper, aged 60, who emigrated to Los Angeles,California, in 1910
  • Jakab Keiper, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Jankovci, Hungary, in 1910
  • Joseph M. Keiper, aged 47, who settled in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keiper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keiper (post 1700)



  • Edward S. Keiper, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Dauphin County, 1897-1900

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  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)

Other References

  1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  11. ...

The Keiper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keiper 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 5 March 2017 at 23:37.

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