Silesia, now part of Poland. The name is derived from the personal name "Hellbrecht" or "Helmbrecht," which was made popular during the late 13th century through the Middle High German epic "Meier Helmbrecht" by Wernher der Gärtner in 1250, and means "son of Hellenbrecht." Alternatively, the name may also be derived from "Hembrecht," the name of a part of Frankfurt; in this case, the name would mean "one from Hembrecht."
Early Origins of the Hellbrecht family
Silesia, where the name is believed to have emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Zerdehnt Hellenbrecht, who lived in Breslau in 1254.
Early History of the Hellbrecht family
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Hellbrecht Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hellenbrecht, Helmbrecht, Hellbrecht, Hilbricht, Hallenbeck, Halbrecht, Hellenbrech, Hallbeck, Hilbeck, Helmbreck, Helmbricht and many more.
Early Notables of the Hellbrecht family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hellbrecht family to the New World and Oceana
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Hellbrecht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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