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Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Koepe is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Koepe is derived from the Hebrew personal name Jacob, meaning supplanter.
The surname Koepe was first found in Austria, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kopp, Koepp, Kop, Koep, Koppe, Koeppe, Kope, Koepe, Koeppen, Koppen and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koepe research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1849, 1804 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Koepe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koepe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Kopp, who came to America in 1738; Erdman Koppe, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1748; as did Ulrich Koppe in 1749 and Jacob Kopp in 1751; Johann Kopper, who settled on Long Island in 1780.
The Koepe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koepe 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 2014 at 16:00.