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Koepke Early Origins



The surname Koepke was first found in Saxony, where the name Kopke became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Koepke Spelling Variations


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Koepke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kopke, Kepke, Koepke, Koepcke, Koepp, Kopka and others.

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Koepke Early History


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Koepke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koepke research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1798 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Koepke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Koepke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Koepke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Koepke 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:

Koepke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederich Koepke settled in Galveston Texas with his wife and two children
  • Gottfried Koepke, aged 37, arrived in America in 1843
  • Wilhelm Frederich Koepke settled in America with his wife Maria, four daughters and his mother in 1845
  • Johann Gottlieb Koepke, aged 31, arrived in America in 1845
  • Wilhelm Friedrich Koepke, aged 41, landed in America in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koepke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Koepke, aged 41, arrived in New York City, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Zeeland" from Antwerp, Belgium [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6N4-632 : 6 December 2014), William Koepke, 01 Aug 1921; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Meta Koepke, aged 43, arrived in New York City, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Zeeland" from Antwerp, Belgium [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6N4-63L : 6 December 2014), Meta Koepke, 01 Aug 1921; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koepke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koepke (post 1700)



  • Walter G. Koepke, American politician, Mayor of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1951
  • Hermann Koepke, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1900

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6N4-632 : 6 December 2014), William Koepke, 01 Aug 1921; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6N4-63L : 6 December 2014), Meta Koepke, 01 Aug 1921; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Koepke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koepke 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 August 2016 at 09:20.

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