Degenhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Degenhardt family

The surname Degenhardt was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The name was first recorded with estates at Frankfort and part of the nobility in the 13th century.

Early History of the Degenhardt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Degenhardt research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Degenhardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Degenhardt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Degenhart, Deigenhart, Degnhart, Dagenhart, Degnhardt and many more.

Early Notables of the Degenhardt family (pre 1700)

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United States Degenhardt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Degenhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lorenz Degenhardt, aged 22, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [1]
  • Joseph W Degenhardt, aged 31, who landed in Missouri in 1841 [1]
  • Johann Val Degenhardt, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • Maria Elisabeth Degenhardt, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Georg Franz Degenhardt, who arrived in America in 1857 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Degenhardt (post 1700) +

  • Theodore L. Degenhardt, American politician, Mayor of Ferndale, Michigan, 1933-37 [2]
  • Martin P. Degenhardt (b. 1918), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Perry County, 1952-67 [2]
  • Gilbert Degenhardt, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis City 6th District, 1964 [2]
  • Jan Degenhardt (b. 1962), German lawyer and folk-singer
  • Johannes Joachim Degenhardt (1926-2002), German Archbishop of Paderborn
  • Franz-Josef Degenhardt (1931-2011), German poet, satirist and novelist

Bismarck
  • Kurt Degenhardt (1921-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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