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Kopff Early Origins



The surname Kopff 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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Kopff Spelling Variations


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Kopff Spelling Variations



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

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Kopff Early History


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Kopff Early History



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

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Kopff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kopff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kopff 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:

Kopff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Sophia Kopff, who settled in New York in 1710
  • Jacob Kopff, who landed in New York, NY in 1710

Kopff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Theodor Kopff, who came to New York, NY in 1856
  • Joseph Kopff, who came to New York, NY in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kopff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kopff (post 1700)



  • August Kopff (1882-1960), German astronomer, who discovered several comets and asteroids, eponym of a crater on the moon

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Kopff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kopff 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 November 2013 at 14:14.

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