Keppler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Keppler, 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 Keppler family

The surname Keppler 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 Keppler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keppler research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1579, 1718, 1733, 1571 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Keppler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keppler 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 Keppler family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Keppler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keppler migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keppler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Simon Keppler, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Simon Keppler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Jacob Keppler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Keppler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Keppler, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1832 [1]
  • Marie Keppler, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Jacob Keppler, who arrived in New York in 1849
  • Joh Keppler, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • William Keppler, who arrived in Mississippi in 1857 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Keppler (post 1700)

  • William Edmund Keppler (b. 1922), prominent American management consultant
  • Charles Briel Keppler (b. 1917), American physician specializing in internal medicine
  • Joseph Keppler (1838-1894), American cartoonist, famous for his political cartoons
  • Boatswain's Mate First Class Reinhardt John Keppler, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1942
  • Ernest C. Keppler, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 10th District, 1961-77 [2]

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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