Poppen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Poppen family

The surname Poppen was first found in Westphalia, where the name Poppen 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 Poppen family

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Poppen Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Poppen family (pre 1700)

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United States Poppen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poppen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Poppen, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [1]
Poppen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hilligje Poppen, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Hilligje Poppen, who settled in New York city in 1847
  • Adam H Poppen, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Poppen (post 1700) +

  • Brent Poppen (b. 1973), American disability advocate, author and gold, silver and bronze medalist Paralympian
  • John Poppen, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Allegan County, 1928, 1930 [2]
  • Diemut Poppen, German violinist
  • Christoph Poppen (b. 1956), German conductor, violinist and academic teacher, Artistic Director of the ARD International Music Competition from 2000 to 2005
  • Claudio Poppen (b. 1974), Aruban footballer who played for Aruba national team in 2002


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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