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Kaepernick Surname History

One famous member of the Kaepernick family is Colin Rand Kaepernick, quarterback for the football team the San Francisco 49ers (see more under "famous people named Kaepernick" below or on the Colin Kaepernick page).  According to one source, the surname Kaepernick could be derived from or related to the surname Copernicus.  According to Kaepernick family researchers, the family seems to have originated in Germany and members of the family have emigrated to both the United States and Australia - although there may be other branches of the Kaepernick family in other parts of the world. Wilhelm Kaepernick (from Prussia) and H. Kaepernick (from Germany) emigrated to the United States in the 1860's.  There are many spelling variations of the surname Kaepernick, some of which are Kapernick (in Germany, with an umlaut over the "a), Kabernick, Kacbernick, Kpernick, Keibernick, Kepernick, and Koopernick.

Kaepernick Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

According to Kaepernick family researchers, the Kaepernick family seems to have originated in Germany.  The surname Kaepernick (even in Germany) seems to have been spelled in a variety of ways and also sometimes changed with the emigration of the family.  Kaepernicks emigrated to the United States and Australia and perhaps to other areas of the world that are as yet unreported.  If you have more information on the origin or emigration of the Kaepernick family, please share it here. At least some branches of the Kaepernick family are German, although there are American and Australian branches of the family as well.

Kaepernick Meaning & Etymology

The surname Kaepernick could have been derived from or could be related to Copernicus. It sounds rural and Germanic but could equally well be from Eastern Europe. Just a hunch by an old polyglot European!

Kaepernick Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

The surname Kaepernick has been spelled in a variety of ways since the 1700's.  This may be due to phonetic spelling of the pronunciation of the name.  Some of these variations were Kapernick (with an umlaut over the "a" in Germany), Kabernick, Kacbernick, Kpernick, Keibernick, Kepernick, and Koopernick.

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Famous People named Kaepernick

Famous members of the Kaepernick family:

  • Colin Rand Kaepernick (born November 3, 1987). Currently quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers football team, he was drafted by the 49ers in April 2011.  He played college football for the University of Nevada, Reno.

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