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Kopf Early Origins



The surname Kopf was first found in Bavaria, where the name Kopff was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kopf Spelling Variations


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Kopf Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kopff, Kopf, Kopffenberg, Kopffinger, Kopfer, Kopfen, Kopffs, Kopfmann and many more.

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Kopf Early History


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Kopf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kopf research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1829 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Kopf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kopf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kopf Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kopf 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:

Kopf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Kopf, who arrived in America in 1783

Kopf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andr H. Kopf, who settled in New York, NY in 1853
  • Charles Kopf, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856
  • Mathias Kopf, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857
  • Michael Kopf, who landed in Ohio in 1859
  • Alois Kopf, who came to Philadelphia in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kopf (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kopf (post 1700)



  • Walter Henry "Wally" Kopf (1899-1979), American Major League Baseball player who played for the New York Giants in 1921
  • David Kopf, American professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota
  • Herbert M. "Herb" Kopf (b. 1895), American college football head coach of Manhattan College from 19381942 and the Boston Yanks from 1944-1946
  • William Lorenz "Larry" Kopf (1890-1986), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1913 through 1923, brother of Herbert M. Kopf
  • Lorenz Kopf, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Britain, 1906, 1910, 1912
  • Carmen Kopf, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Iowa, 2000
  • Ernst Kpf Sr. (b. 1940), West German bronze medalist ice hockey player at the 1976 Winter Olympics
  • Hinrich Wilhelm Kopf (1893-1961), German politician, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (1946 to 1955) and (1959 to 1961)
  • Jakub Jzef Kopf (1915-1983), Polish basketball player at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Kopf Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Kopf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kopf 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 12 January 2016 at 13:02.

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