Kuyper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Kuyper family. Kuyper is a local name. Kuyper is a name for someone who lived in Nuremburg, where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.
Early Origins of the Kuyper family
The surname Kuyper was first found in Nuremburg, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which shaped modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.
Important Dates for the Kuyper family
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Kuyper Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Kuyper include Keypper, Keyper, Keyppen, Keyppel, Keyppele, Keyppeler, Kayper, Kaypper, Kayppel, Kayppele, Kayppeler, Kaiper, Kaipper, Kaippen, Kaippel, Kaippele, Kaippeler, Keiper, Keipper, Keippen, Keippel, Keippele, Keippeler, Keip, Keipher and many more.
Early Notables of the Kuyper family (pre 1700)
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Kuyper migration to the United States
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Kuypers to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Kuyper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jacob Stevensen Kuyper, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1654 
- Annetje Hendricks Kuyper, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1663 
Kuyper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Cornelius Kuyper, who landed in New York in 1761 
- Johann Kuyper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1794 
Kuyper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johannes Kuyper, who landed in Iowa in 1849 
- Maaike Kuyper, who landed in Iowa in 1849 
- Maria Kuyper, who arrived in Iowa in 1849 
- Pieter Kuyper, who landed in Iowa in 1849 
- Simon Kuyper, who arrived in Iowa in 1849 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Kuyper (post 1700)
- Tunis Kuyper, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County, 1777-78 
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