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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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  1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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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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