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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hellenbrecht lie in the former province of Silesia, now part of Poland. The name is derived from the personal name "Hellenbrecht" 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."

Hellenbrecht Early Origins



The surname Hellenbrecht was first found in various cities in 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.

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Hellenbrecht Spelling Variations


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Hellenbrecht Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hellenbrecht, Helmbrecht, Hellbrecht, Hilbricht, Hallenbeck, Halbrecht, Hellenbrech, Hallbeck, Hilbeck, Helmbreck, Helmbricht and many more.

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Hellenbrecht Early History


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Hellenbrecht Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hellenbrecht research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1349, 1365, 1454, 1564 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Hellenbrecht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hellenbrecht Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hellenbrecht Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hellenbrecht 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 or some of its variants were: Christoph Hellbrich, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1754; Jakob Helmbrecht, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Doris Hellbrecht, who emigrated from Lüneburg to Philadelphia in 1850.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Hellenbrecht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hellenbrecht 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 6 March 2014 at 13:18.

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