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The name Kepler, 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.

Kepler Early Origins



The surname Kepler 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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Kepler Spelling Variations


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Kepler 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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Kepler Early History


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Kepler Early History



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

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Kepler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kepler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Kepler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Bernhard Kepler, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Hans Bernard Kepler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Hans Bernhard Kepler, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • John George Kepler, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Joackim Kepler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kepler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Kepler, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • Jacob Kepler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kepler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kepler (post 1700)



  • J. W. Kepler, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Centre County, 1903-04
  • J. A. Kepler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1904
  • Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, eponym of the Kepler spacecraft, Supernova, lunar crater and Martian crater

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Kepler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kepler 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 15:25.

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