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Klepper Early Origins



The surname Klepper was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It holds great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. They were originally of Bucquoy in ancient times but when they moved from France and assumed the style of de Klopper. The name also branched into the province of Haarlem.

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Klepper Spelling Variations


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Klepper Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Clopper, de Klopper, Klopper, Klopffer, Kloper and many more.

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Klepper Early History


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Klepper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klepper research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klepper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klepper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klepper Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Klepper 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:

Klepper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Koenraet Klepper, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Conrad Klepper, who settled in America sometime between 1709 and 1710
  • Johann Valenthin Klepper, who settled in Philadelphia in 1766
  • Henrich Klepper, who settled in North America in 1775
  • Johannes Klepper, who setted in North America in 1775

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klepper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klepper (post 1700)



  • Milton Klepper, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1932
  • John W. II Klepper, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
  • J. C. Klepper, American politician, Mayor of Plano, Texas, 1888-89
  • Irving Klepper, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956
  • George M. Klepper, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (alternate)
  • Frank B. Klepper (1864-1933), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1905-07
  • John W. Klepper (1906-1997), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1971-1972)
  • Frank B. Klepper (1864-1933), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri (1905-1907)
  • Walter Michael Klepper (1929-2008), Romanian composer
  • Johannes Klepper, German manufacturer of the first commercially successful folding kayak named the Klepper canoe
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  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)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. 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).
  7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Klepper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klepper 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.

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