...which leaves Kirkendol and Looper. I was assuming that Kirkendol was an American version of some Nordic place-name. Typing it into my browser I found it on a website devoted to the surname Kuykendall, a Dutch name in New York in 1646. Apparently it's a place-name - all the information's there. Kirkendol is one of several variants. Looper, I suspect, is another English language spelling of non-English (German?) surname.