Kops History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kops family

The surname Kops was first found in East Prussia, where the name Koop came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Kops family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kops research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1786 is included under the topic Early Kops History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kops Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Koop, Koope, Kope, Kop, Khoop, Koope, Khoope and many more.

Early Notables of the Kops family (pre 1700)

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United States Kops migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kops Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wilhelm Kops, aged 64, who landed in America from Lipputadt, in 1898
Kops Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Victor Kops, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from Merseburg, in 1903
  • Waldemann Kops, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Dan Kops, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Helen Kops, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Paul Kops, aged 25, who landed in America from Vornschloss, Austria, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kops (post 1700) +

  • Andrew W. Kops, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1944 [1]
  • Bernard Kops (b. 1926), British dramatist, poet and novelist
  • Erland Kops (b. 1937), Danish former badminton player, inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame (1997)
  • Poul Børge Kops (b. 1915), Danish boxer who competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics


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


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