The Poppell surname comes from the Germanic personal name
Poppo, Boppo, of uncertain origin and meaning.
Early Origins of the Poppell family
The surname Poppell was first found in Westphalia
, where the name Poppell 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.
Early History of the Poppell family
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Poppell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Popp, Poppe, Bopp, Bopf, Popper, Poppen, Poppinga, Poppel, Boppel, Popkema and many more.
Early Notables of the Poppell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Poppell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Poppell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Friedrich Daniel Poppell, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Poppell (post 1700)
- Jeff Poppell, American competitive swimming coach at the South Carolina Gamecocks
- Lauren Poppell (b. 1999), American model and beauty pageant holder, Miss South Carolina
- Ralph Poppell, American politician, Member of the Florida House of Representatives (2002-2010)