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The nationality of Keppen can be complicated to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Keppen may be in dispute based on whether the family name came about organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on professions, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

Keppen Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Keppen come may come from a trade, such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk". Some of these profession-based last names can be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is useful to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Keppen come from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, etc. Commonly these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

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Surnames like Keppen transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages over time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Keppen were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Keppen. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Keppen last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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