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The Klempfer name is derived from the Middle High German word "kampf," meaning "fight;" thus it may have originally been an occupational name for a successful fighter; or perhaps a nickname for someone known to lose his temper.

Klempfer Early Origins



The surname Klempfer was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

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Klempfer Spelling Variations


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Klempfer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kempfer, Kempner, Klemptner, Klempfer, Klimpfer, Klimptner, Klentner, Klintner, Klenptfer, Klenptner, Kimpner and many more.

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Klempfer Early History


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Klempfer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klempfer research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1651 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Klempfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klempfer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klempfer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klempfer 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 or some of its variants were: Heinrich and Anna Kempfer, and their four children who came to Philadelphia in 1753; Friedrich Ludw Kempfer, who arrived in Quebec in 1776; and John Kempfer, who came to Iowa in 1848..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Klempfer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klempfer 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 17 October 2013 at 14:31.

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