Klopfenstein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Klopfenstein family

The surname Klopfenstein 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.

Early History of the Klopfenstein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klopfenstein research. Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klopfenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Klopfenstein Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Klopfenstein family (pre 1700)

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United States Klopfenstein migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klopfenstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne Klopfenstein, who settled in New York, NY in 1766
Klopfenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolph Klopfenstein, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Gottlieb Klopfenstein, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • J. Klopfenstein, aged 63, who settled in America, in 1893
Klopfenstein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anne Klopfenstein, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Charmville, in 1900
  • Pierre Klopfenstein, aged 4, who immigrated to America from Charmville, in 1900
  • Christian Klopfenstein, aged 40, who landed in America from Germany, in 1903
  • Dan R. Klopfenstein, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Daniel Klopfenstein, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Klopfenstein migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klopfenstein Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Klopfenstein, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Klopfenstein (post 1700) +

  • Joe Klopfenstein (b. 1983), American NFL football tight end
  • Scott Allen "Scotty" Klopfenstein (b. 1977), American musician and a former member of the band Reel Big Fish
  • Brigadier-General Albert-Frédéric Klopfenstein (1882-1956), French General Officer Commanding 2nd Infantry Division (1940) [1]


  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Albert-Frédéric Klopfenstein. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Klopfenstein/Albert-Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric/France.html


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