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The origins of the distinguished German surname Hauptman can be traced to the former province of Silesia. The name is derived from the Middle High German "houbetman," meaning "head man," and was used to denote the leader of a district or village. In Silesia, the name denoted the representative of the sovereign, usually someone of the aristocratic or knightly class. During the Middle Ages, this title came to be used as a hereditary surname.

Hauptman Early Origins



The surname Hauptman was first found in Prague, where the name first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Hensl Haupman, who was a resident of the city of Prague in 1377. The young Hauptman family was instrumental during this period, playing a major role in the region's history.

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Hauptman Spelling Variations


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Hauptman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hauptman, Hauptmann, Haupman, Haupmann, Heuptman, Houptman, Heuptmann and many more.

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Hauptman Early History


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Hauptman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hauptman research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1415, 1489, 1571, 1631, 1676, 1802, 1862, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Hauptman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hauptman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hauptman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hauptman 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 were:

Hauptman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Hauptman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747

Hauptman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Hauptman, who arrived in Maryland in 1810

Hauptman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Hauptman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Dorothea Hauptman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Michel Hauptman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hauptman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hauptman (post 1700)



  • Herbert Hauptman (b. 1917), American biophysicist from New York who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985 for determining the three-dimensional crystal structures of hormone, vitamin, and antibiotic molecules using x-ray crystallography
  • William Hauptman (b. 1942), Tony Award winning writer
  • Judith Hauptman (b. 1943), feminist Jewish Talmudic scholar

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    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Hauptman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hauptman 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 21 August 2015 at 13:03.

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