Hauptman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Hauptman family

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.

Important Dates for the Hauptman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hauptman research. Another 159 words (11 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.

Hauptman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hauptman family (pre 1700)

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Hauptman migration to the United States

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 [1]
Hauptman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Hauptman, who arrived in Maryland in 1810 [1]

Hauptman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Hauptman (post 1700)

  • Andrew Hauptman (b. 1969), American businessman, co-founder of the investment firm Andell Inc
  • William Hauptman (b. 1942), American writer and Tony Award-winning playwright from Wichita Falls, Texas, best known for the book for the Broadway musical Big River
  • 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
  • Judith Rebecca Hauptman (b. 1943), feminist Jewish Talmudic scholar

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Citations

  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)
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