Kepley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Kepley, 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.
Early Origins of the Kepley family
The surname Kepley 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.
Important Dates for the Kepley family
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Kepley Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Keppler, Kepler, Kaeppler, Kaepler, Kaeppel, Keppel, Kepel, Kepele, Keppner and many more.
Early Notables of the Kepley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kepley family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Bernhard Kepler, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740; Joachim Kepler settled in Pennsylvania in 1753; Simon Keppler arrived in Philadelphia in 1754.