The distinguished surname Lopen is of German origin. It is derived from "Loop," the name of a city located in the northern state of Holstein. Alternatively, it may also be derived from "Loope," the name of a town on the Sieg River in Westphalia.
Early Origins of the Lopen family
The surname Lopen was first found in the cities of Loop and Loope; it is likely that two separate branches of the families emerged in these two regions. The progenitor of the name is believed to have moved to another region from one of these cities, and was therefore referred to as "Lopen." The young Lopen family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Lopen family
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Lopen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loop, Loup, Loper, Löper, Loepp, Löpp, Loppo and many more.
Early Notables of the Lopen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lopen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Loper, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1804; Remmer Loop, who emigrated from East Frisia to New York in 1855; John Loepp and Elisabeth Loepp, Mennonites who came to Philadelphia in 1877.