Do you know anything about this surname? I don't know much about it. It is my dad's last name (which I did not inherit). What I can tell you about my dad is that he's Danish, Swedish, and German. That's all. If you could help, that would be great!
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Poppe is a famous Swedish surname tooA famous actor/entertainer whose surname originally was Jönsson took Poppe (his nick name) as a new surname. It is a rare surname, 29 persons in all Sweden."You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams."
(On Children by Kahlil Gibran)
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Check this out:http://www.ancestry.com/search/SurnamePage.aspx?sourcecode=13304&html=b&fn=&ln=poppe&submit.x=0&submit.y=0In 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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