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Where did the German Hehl family come from? What is the German Hehl family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hehl family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hehl family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hehel, Hechel, Hahl, Hahel, Hehl and others.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. From Nuremberg their original seat, they branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hehl research. Another 153 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hehl History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hehl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hehl Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Anna M Hehl, who landed in New York, NY in 1751
  • Geo Valentin Hehl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Matthew Hehl, who arrived in New York, NY in 1751
  • Barbara Hehl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Friederich Hehl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774

Hehl Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Sebastian Hehl, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Christian Hehl settled in Pennsylvania in 1853 with his wife and family
  • Christian Hehl, who landed in America in 1853

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  2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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The Hehl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hehl Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 20 January 2014 at 10:25.

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