Origins Available: German-Alt
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
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.
Early Origins of the Koepe family
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.
Early History of the Koepe family
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.
Koepe Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kopp, Koepp, Kop, Koep, Koppe, Koeppe, Kope, Koepe, Koeppen, Koppen and many more.
Early Notables of the Koepe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Koepe family to the New World and Oceana
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.