Klopper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Klopper family

The surname Klopper 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 Klopper family

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Klopper Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Klopper family (pre 1700)

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Klopper migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klopper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Willem Klopper, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Lorentz Klopper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Friederich Klopper, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johann Heinrich Klopper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1756 [1]
  • Joh Valentin Klopper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
Klopper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jos Klopper, who landed in South America in 1846 [1]

Klopper migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Klopper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Klopper, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]
  • Heinrich Klopper, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Klopper (post 1700)

  • Henning Johannes Klopper (1895-1985), South African politician who served as Speaker of the National Assembly (1961-1974)
  • General Hendrick Klopper (1902-1978), South African military commander
  • Heinrich Klöpper, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 93 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
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