The name Korpi derives from the Low German word "korb," which meant "basket." As a surname, Korpi was originally occupational
, used for a maker or vendor of baskets.
Early Origins of the Korpi family
The surname Korpi was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Korb 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.
Early History of the Korpi family
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Korpi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Korb, Korrb, Korbb, Korbe, Korrbe, Korbbe, Korbes, Korbee and many more.
Early Notables of the Korpi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Korpi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Korpi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Matti Korpi, who arrived in Ashtabula Co. OH sometime between 1875 and 1906
Contemporary Notables of the name Korpi (post 1700)
- Thomas Arthur Korpi, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 110th District, 1976 CITATION[CLOSE]
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