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Knepper Early Origins



The surname Knepper was first found in Belgium and Luxemburg, 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 Luxemburg, a Grand Duchy of Erope and a province of Belgium. The House of Luxemburg is descended from Count Conrad who died 1086. Towns of the area include Viesalm, Herbeumont, Bertrix, Marche and Bastogne. 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.

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Knepper Spelling Variations


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Knepper Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Knepper, Kneppers, Kneper, Knepers, Knepperes, Kneppere, Knepperr, Kneepper, Knepere and many more.

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Knepper Early History


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Knepper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knepper research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1638, 1698, 1693 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Knepper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knepper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knepper Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knepper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knepper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhelmus Knepper who settled in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Wilhelmus Knepper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Peter Knepper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Conrad Knepper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749

Knepper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Knepper, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Frank Knepper, who landed in Illinois in 1880
  • Phillip Knepper, who landed in Illinois in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knepper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knepper (post 1700)



  • James W. Knepper Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Auditor general, 1980
  • Harry J. Knepper, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936
  • Amos W. Knepper (b. 1841), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Somerset County, 1907-09
  • Paul H. Knepper, American aircraft engineer and builder of the Ka-1 Crusader before the second world war
  • James Knepper (b. 1932), American politician, former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Bob Knepper (b. 1954), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Arnold A. "Arnie" Knepper (1930-1992), American racecar driver
  • Robert Knepper (b. 1959), American actor, best known for starring as Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell in the television series Prison Break
  • James M "Jimmy" Knepper (1927-2003), American jazz trombonist
  • Émile Knepper (1892-1912), Luxembourg gymnast who competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Knepper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knepper 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 17 July 2016 at 10:15.

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