Koppe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Koppe family

The surname Koppe 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.

Important Dates for the Koppe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koppe research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1804, 1816, and 1849 are included under the topic Early Koppe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Koppe 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 Koppe include Kopp, Koepp, Kop, Koep, Koppe, Koeppe, Kope, Koepe, Koeppen, Koppen and many more.

Early Notables of the Koppe family (pre 1700)

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Koppe migration to the United States

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 Koppe were

Koppe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Erdman Koppe, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Erdman Koppe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Ulrich Koppe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Ulrich Koppe went to America in 1749 and Jacob Kopp went to America in 1751
  • Friedrich Koppe, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
Koppe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Merty Koppe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Berend Koppe, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Julius Koppe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
  • Christian Koppe, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • C Koppe, aged 38, who landed in New York in 1864 [1]
Koppe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Frederic Koppe, aged 65, who arrived in Colorado in 1948 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Koppe (post 1700)

  • Louis B. Koppe, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1906, 1906 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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