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The Depke/DoepkeSurname Surname Project


The Depke/Doepke Surname DNA project was created to to develop a collection of various Depke/Doepke family groups that might prove genealogical connections. This surname is generally of Norther German origin but some from Poland show up in US Censuses which might point to the early German region of Eastern Prussia. The history is complicated. About this surname: A Letter from Helmut Zimmermann, Hannover, Germany State Archivist, Retired, in part, Hannover, November 7, 1997, ?Dear Mr. Depke, The names ?Depke? and ?Doepke? are the same names. Only since 1852 we have a prescribed writing of the names, and before 1852 everybody wrote the names as he thought they were right.? In a count of 3,220 from US Census 1790-1930, there are 71% Doepke [with Dopke variant] and 29% Depke [with Depka variant]. Herb Depke, Cary NC 27511



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Depke, Doepke

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