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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.

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Popken Spelling Variations


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Popken Spelling Variations



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

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Popken Early History


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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.

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Popken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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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.

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The Great Migration


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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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Popken (post 1700)


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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-)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    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.

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