Hauptmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Hauptmann family

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.

Early History of the Hauptmann family

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

Hauptmann Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hauptmann family (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.

United States Hauptmann migration to the United States +

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 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hauptmann (post 1700) +

  • Joe Hauptmann, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1998, 2000 [2]
  • Bruno Richard Hauptmann (1899-1936), German-born carpenter who was convicted of the abduction and murder of the 20-month-old son of aviator Charles Lindbergh, known as "The Crime of the Century"
  • 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
  • Hauptmann Joachim Kirschner (1920-1943), German World War II Luftwaffe flying ace credited with 188 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Hauptmann Martin Zander, German World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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