The roots of the distinguished German surname Hallenbeck lie in the former province of Silesia
, now part of Poland. The name is derived from the personal name
"Hallenbeck" 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."
Early Origins of the Hallenbeck family
The surname Hallenbeck 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.
Early History of the Hallenbeck family
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Hallenbeck Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hellenbrecht, Helmbrecht, Hellbrecht, Hilbricht, Hallenbeck, Halbrecht, Hellenbrech, Hallbeck, Hilbeck, Helmbreck, Helmbricht and many more.
Early Notables of the Hallenbeck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hallenbeck family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hallenbeck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)