The roots of the German surname Koppenheffer lie in the former royal duchy of Swabia, now the modern state of Baden-Wurrtemburg. The name is derived from the German words "kapaun," meaning "capon," a rooster, and "hof," meaning "farm." Thus, it was most likely first borne by someone who lived on a farm where capons were raised.
Early Origins of the Koppenheffer family
The surname Koppenheffer was first found in the Baden region, where Zinken Koppenhöfen, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1387. The young Koppenheffer family was instrumental during these early years, playing an important role in the development of medieval Swabian society.
Early History of the Koppenheffer family
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Koppenheffer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Koppenhöfer, Koppenhöffer, Koppenhofer, Koppenhoffer, Koppenhoefer, Koppenhoeffer, Koppenhoefen, Koppenhöfen, Koppenheffer, Copenhöfer, Coppenheffer, Copenhaver, Coppenhaver, Copenhoffer, Copenheffer and many more.
Early Notables of the Koppenheffer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Koppenheffer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Koppenheffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Koppenheffer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728 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 Koppenheffer (post 1700)
- Matt Koppenheffer, American financial adviser