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Klopper Early Origins



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.

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Klopper Spelling Variations


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Klopper Spelling Variations



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

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Klopper Early History


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Klopper Early History



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

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Klopper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klopper 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:

Klopper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Willem Klopper, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Lorentz Klopper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Friederich Klopper, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johann Heinrich Klopper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1756
  • Joh Valentin Klopper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766

Klopper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos Klopper, who landed in South America in 1846

Klopper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Klopper, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Heinrich Klopper, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klopper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klopper (post 1700)



  • General Hendrick Klopper (1902-1978), South African military commander

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Klopper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klopper 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 23 September 2010 at 15:38.

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