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The surname Yep was first found in Oldenburg in Lower Saxony where the name Jepp was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jepp, Jeppema, Jeepma, Chepp, Chep, Cheppa, Yep, Yek, Yepes, Jappa, Jappin, Jabbe, Jabeek, Jabach and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yep research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1488 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Yep History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Yep Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jon Jepp, who settled in North Carolina in 1701; John Jepp, who arrived in Baltimore in 1799; Detlev Heinrich Jepp, who settled in Texas in 1852; Henry M. Jepp, who came to Scott Co., IA in 1858.

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The Yep Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yep 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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