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The name Halpern was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a person who because of his physical characteristics was referred to as Halfpenn. This person had a slim or slight build and was given this surname as a means of identity. The surname may have also local origins, which would explain Halfpenn Field in Cambridgeshire. The residents gave half a penny per acre to repair the Needham Dyke in that county.

Halpern Early Origins



The surname Halpern was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Halpern Spelling Variations


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Halpern Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Halpern include Halfpenny, Halpin(Limerick), Halpeny(Monaghan), Halpern and many more.

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Halpern Early History


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Halpern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halpern research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halpern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halpern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halpern Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Halpern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halpern In Ireland


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Halpern In Ireland



Some of the Halpern family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Robert Halfpenny arrived in Annapolis Maryland in 1725; Michael Halfpenny settled in New England in 1753; along with Peter; Thomas Halfpenny settled in Norfolk, Virginia in 1823..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halpern (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halpern (post 1700)



  • Mortimer Halpern (1909-2006), American actor and production stage manager who worked on over 45 Broadway plays
  • Joseph Y Halpern (b. 1953), American Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University
  • Jeff Halpern (b. 1976), American former NHL hockey player who played from 1999 to 2014
  • Daniel Halpern, American author and editorial director of The Ecco Press, an imprint of HarperCollins
  • Jake Halpern (b. 1975), American writer, commentator, and radio producer
  • Jack Halpern (b. 1925), Polish chemist and professor at the University of Chicago
  • Ida Halpern (1910-1987), Austrian musicologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Halpern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halpern 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 June 2016 at 08:18.

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