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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)



More information is included under the topic Early Keiper 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



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, arrived in America in 1853
  • Joh, IV Keiper, who arrived in America in 1853

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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. 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 2 May 2016 at 20:31.

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