Hebel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Hebel are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old French name Hubaut or one of the Old German names Hugibald or Hubald. These names have the literal meaning of mind-bold. [1]

Early Origins of the Hebel family

The surname Hebel was first found in Hampshire where Bernard Hubold was listed at Winton in 1148. A few years later Henry Hubaut, Hubald, Hubalt was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Warwickshire in 1205 and in the same year Hubald de Bereford was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Herefordshire. [1] Hugo Hubald, Hubolt was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [2]

Early History of the Hebel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hebel research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1148 and 1199 are included under the topic Early Hebel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hebel Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hebel has been spelled many different ways, including Hubble, Hubel, Hubell, Hubbold, Hubbald, Hubball and others.

Early Notables of the Hebel family (pre 1700)

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


United States Hebel migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hebels to arrive in North America:

Hebel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Hebel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [3]
Hebel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Hebel, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • Peter Hebel, aged 19, who landed in America in 1867 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hebel (post 1700) +

  • Zdravko Hebel (1943-2017), Croatian gold medalist water polo player at the 1968 Summer Olympics, President of the Croatian Olympic Committee (2000–2002)
  • Dr. Ken Hebel (b. 1947), Canadian prosthetic dentist in London, Ontario, known for his Hands On Training Institute
  • Johann Peter Hebel (1760-1826), German short story writer, dialectal poet and evangelical theologian

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Robert Lee Hebel, American Signalman Third Class from Illinois, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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