× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017


The Popken surname comes from the Germanic personal name Poppo, Boppo, of uncertain origin and meaning.

Popken Early Origins



The surname Popken was first found in Westphalia, where the name Popken emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. This surname comes from a Germanic personal name Poppo or Boppo of uncertain origin. It was a common given name among the counts of Henneberg and Babenberg in E. Frisia between the 9th and 14th centuries.

Close

Popken Spelling Variations


Expand

Popken Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Popp, Poppe, Bopp, Bopf, Popper, Poppen, Poppinga, Poppel, Boppel, Popkema and many more.

Close

Popken Early History


Expand

Popken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Popken research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1280, and 1345 are included under the topic Early Popken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Popken Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Popken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Popken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Popken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Popke Popken, who landed in Iowa in 1883 [1]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)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Popken (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Popken (post 1700)



  • Ralf Popken (b. 1962), German countertenor
  • Johann Popken, German founder of Ulla Popken, a German clothing retailer in 1880 who now has more than 320 stores across Europe
  • Gabriëlle Popken (b. 1983), Dutch politician, Member of the Senate (2011-)

Close

Popken Family Crest Products


Expand

Popken Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  11. ...

The Popken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Popken Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 29 March 2016 at 07:54.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest