The name Kopel, which is a local
surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia.The name Bohemia comes from the tribe of the Boii, who were settled in this ancient territory. In the 10th century, the ruling Bohemian dukes became Reichsfuersten, or Princes of the German Empire. In 1198, they were crowned Kings of Bohemia and they became subjects and Electors of the Kaiser. In the early 14th century, Prague became the capital of the Empire.
Early Origins of the Kopel family
The surname Kopel was first found in Bohemia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal
society which would shape modern European history. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henrich Keppler (c.1365) and Hensel Kepel (c.1382,) both of Prague.
Early History of the Kopel family
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Kopel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Keppler, Kepler, Kaeppler, Kaepler, Kaeppel, Keppel, Kepel, Kepele, Keppner and many more.
Early Notables of the Kopel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kopel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kopel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gottlieb Kopel, who arrived in Texas in 1846 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Kopel (post 1700)
- Thomas G. Kopel, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Frank Kopel (1949-2014), Scottish footballer who played from 1966 to 1984 and managed from 1982 to 1992