The surname Klopp 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.
Important Dates for the Klopp family
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Klopp Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Clopper, de Klopper, Klopper, Klopffer, Kloper and many more.
Early Notables of the Klopp family (pre 1700)
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Klopp migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Klopp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Peter Klopp, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 
Anna Magdalena Lutz Klopp, who settled in America sometime between 1709 and 1717
Georg Valentin Klopp, who arrived in America in 1727
Johan Jacob Klopp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 
Anna Ursula Klopp, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1753
Mr. Francis Lawrence Klopp, American Gunner's Mate Third Class from Ohio, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 
^ 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)
^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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