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The origins of the distinguished German surname Hauptmann 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.

Hauptmann Early Origins



The surname Hauptmann 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 Hauptmann family was instrumental during this period, playing a major role in the region's history.

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Hauptmann Spelling Variations


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Hauptmann Spelling Variations



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

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Hauptmann Early History


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Hauptmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hauptmann 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 Hauptmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hauptmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hauptmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Hauptmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Hauptmann, who landed in America in 1773

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hauptmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hauptmann (post 1700)



  • Joe Hauptmann, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1998, 2000
  • Eva Hauptmann (b. 1894), German violinist and music
  • Ralf Hauptmann (b. 1968), German footballer
  • Moritz Hauptmann (1792-1868), German musician
  • Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946), German author
  • Elisabeth Hauptmann (1897-1973), German writer
  • Heinrich Friedrich Hauptmann (b. 1905), professor of biochemistry and physical chemistry in Brazil

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Hauptmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hauptmann 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 1 December 2016 at 12:58.

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