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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.

Koppe Early Origins



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.

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Koppe Spelling Variations


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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.

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Koppe Early History


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Koppe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koppe research. Another 369 words (26 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.

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Koppe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Koppe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koppe 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 republi c. 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 Ameri ca. 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
  • Ulrich Koppe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Ulrich Koppe went to America in 1749 and Jacob Kopp went to America in 1751
  • Friedrich Koppe, who landed in America in 1783

Koppe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Merty Koppe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Berend Koppe, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Julius Koppe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • Christian Koppe, who landed in America in 1854
  • C Koppe, aged 38, landed in New York in 1864

Koppe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Frederic Koppe, aged 65, arrived in Colorado in 1948

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koppe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koppe (post 1700)



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

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    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Koppe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koppe 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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