Show ContentsHelmbrecht History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Helmbrecht 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.

Early History of the Helmbrecht family

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Helmbrecht 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 Helmbrecht family

Notables of the period with the surname Helmbrecht were

  • Franz der Rats Helmbrecht of Gottingen, who was granted the family coat of arms in the year 1564, and Johann Helmbrecht (c.1675), a pastor from Hanover

United States Helmbrecht migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Helmbrecht Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Stephan Helmbrecht, who arrived in America in 1778 [1]
  • Conrad Helmbrecht, who landed in Long Island in 1781 [1]

  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) on Facebook