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The roots of the distinguished German surname Halbrecht lie in the former province of Silesia, now part of Poland. The name is derived from the personal name "Halbrecht" or "Helmbrecht," which was made popular during the late 13th century through the Middle High German epic "Meier Helmbrecht" by Wernher der Gärtner in 1250, and means "son of Hellenbrecht." Alternatively, the name may also be derived from "Hembrecht," the name of a part of Frankfurt; in this case, the name would mean "one from Hembrecht."

Halbrecht Early Origins



The surname Halbrecht was first found in various cities in Silesia, where the name is believed to have emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Zerdehnt Hellenbrecht, who lived in Breslau in 1254.

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Halbrecht Spelling Variations


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Halbrecht Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hellenbrecht, Helmbrecht, Hellbrecht, Hilbricht, Hallenbeck, Halbrecht, Hellenbrech, Hallbeck, Hilbeck, Helmbreck, Helmbricht and many more.

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Halbrecht Early History


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Halbrecht Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halbrecht research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1349, 1365, 1454, 1564 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Halbrecht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halbrecht Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halbrecht Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halbrecht Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christoph Hellbrich, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1754; Jakob Helmbrecht, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Doris Hellbrecht, who emigrated from Lüneburg to Philadelphia in 1850.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Halbrecht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halbrecht 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 6 March 2014 at 13:18.

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