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

Popper Early Origins



The surname Popper was first found in Westphalia, where the name Popper 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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Popper Spelling Variations


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Popper 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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Popper Early History


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Popper Early History



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

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Popper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Popper Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Popper 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:

Popper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Gerh Popper, who is on record with his four children in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1846
  • Joh Gerh Popper, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1846
  • A Cath Christ Popper, who landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1847
  • Veit Popper, aged 43, landed in San Francisco, California in 1871
  • Bertha Popper, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Popper Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arnold Popper, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Adolf Popper, aged 41, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • August Popper, aged 43, who settled in America from Vienna, Austria, in 1907
  • Barbara Popper, aged 54, who landed in America from Haid, Austria, in 1907
  • Alexander Popper, aged 19, who settled in America from Budapest, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Popper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Popper arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Popper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Popper (post 1700)



  • Kathryn Naomi Popper (1915-2016), born Kathryn Naomi Tropser, an American actress, best known for her roles as a photographer in the 1941 film Citizen Kane
  • William J. Popper, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 15th District, 1908
  • Irene Popper, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956
  • David Henry Popper (b. 1912), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, 1969-73; Chile, 1973-77
  • David H. Popper (1912-2008), American diplomat and former United States Ambassador to Cyprus (1969-73)
  • John Popper, American singer was the front man for "Blues Traveller" beginning in the 1980s
  • David Popper (1843-1913), Bohemian cellist and composer
  • Siegfried Popper (1848-1933), Austrian naval constructor
  • Josef Popper (1838-1921), Austrian engineer and author
  • Frank Popper (b. 1918), Czech historian of art and technology
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Popper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Popper 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.

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