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The Klenptner 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.

Klenptner Early Origins



The surname Klenptner 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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Klenptner Spelling Variations


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Klenptner 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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Klenptner Early History


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Klenptner Early History



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

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Klenptner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klenptner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klenptner 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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Klenptner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klenptner 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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