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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)



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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
  • 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 came to 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



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 10:32.

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