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Multiple Origins for the Surname Kopecky


German


Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Kopecky 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 Kopecky is derived from the Hebrew personal name Jacob, meaning supplanter.

Kopecky Early Origins



The surname Kopecky 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.

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Kopecky Spelling Variations


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Kopecky Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Kopecky include Kopp, Koepp, Kop, Koep, Koppe, Koeppe, Kope, Koepe, Koeppen, Koppen and many more.

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Kopecky Early History


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Kopecky Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kopecky research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1804, 1816, and 1849 are included under the topic Early Kopecky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kopecky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kopecky Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kopecky 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Kopecky were

Kopecky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frantiska Kopecky, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Frantiska Kopecky, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1892

Kopecky Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Franz Kopecky, aged 27, who landed in America from Pilsen, in 1903
  • Franz Kopecky, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Antonia Kopecky, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Alois Kopecky, aged 20, who landed in America from Dolminesto, Bohemia, in 1909
  • Agnes Kopecky, aged 4, who landed in America from Vitanov, Austria, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kopecky (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kopecky (post 1700)



  • William Kopecky (b. 1969), American musician
  • Vlastimil Kopecky (1912-1967), Czech footballer, participant at the 1934 and 1938 FIFA World Cups
  • TomᚠKopecky (b. 1982), Slovak NHL ice hockey player
  • Peter Kopecky, Slovak politician
  • Miloš Kopecky (1922-1996), Czech actor
  • Matej Kopecky (1775-1847), Czech puppeteer
  • Jan Kopecky (b. 1982), Czech rally driver
  • Ivan Kopecky (b. 1946), Czech football manager

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. 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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kopecky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kopecky 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.

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