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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.

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


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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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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
  • Johann Gottlieb Koepke, aged 31, arrived in America in 1845
  • Wilhelm Friedrich Koepke, aged 41, landed in America in 1845
  • Wilhelm Frederich Koepke settled in America with his wife Maria, four daughters and his mother in 1845
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  • 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



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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