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Helmbreck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


The surname Helmbreck 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 Helmbreck family


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Helmbreck 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 Helmbreck family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Helmbreck family to the New World and Oceana


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 Lü.

Contemporary Notables of the name Helmbreck (post 1700)


  • Valerie Helmbreck, American media reporter

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