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The name Kepner, 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.

Kepner Early Origins



The surname Kepner 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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Kepner Spelling Variations


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Kepner 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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Kepner Early History


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Kepner Early History



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

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Kepner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kepner Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Kepner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Kepner, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Kepner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William F Kepner, aged 32, arrived in Missouri in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kepner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kepner (post 1700)



  • Samuel A. Kepner, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1881-82
  • Jeff Kepner, American patient who is the first ever recipient of double hand transplant surgery in the United States
  • Hayden Kepner, American lawyer with the law firm Arnall Golden Gregory who proposed the Kepner Income Tax which would collect on a progressive income tax in 2007
  • James Lynn "Jim" Kepner Jr. (1923-1997), American journalist, author, historian, archivist and leader in the gay rights movement
  • Lieutenant-General William Ellsworth Kepner (1893-1982), American Commander-in-Chief of the Alaskan Command, Fort Richardson, Alaska (1950-1953)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Kepner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kepner 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 7 December 2016 at 11:20.

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