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Subject: Re: Poppe
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest)
Date: July 20, 2006 at 9:24:41 PM
Reply to: Poppe by living_in_narnia
Check this out:

http://www.ancestry.com/search/SurnamePage.aspx?sourcecode=13304&html=b&fn=&ln=poppe&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

In addition to this my books add (or alter) a few details:

POPPE may also be a (nursery) variant of names with the first element FOLK. (Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch I-IV, 2000 ff.)

As a German surname POPPE may go back to Middle High German "poppe", which was used for a sumptuous person or a show-off. Sometimes it may be from a place-name Poppe (a place in former Brandenburg, now Poland). (Rosa und Volker Kohlheim, Familiennamen, Mannheim 2000)

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