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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."

Helmbreck Early Origins



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.

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Helmbreck Spelling Variations


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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.

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Helmbreck Early History


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Helmbreck Early History



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

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Helmbreck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Helmbreck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Helmbreck 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Helmbreck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Helmbreck (post 1700)



  • Valerie Helmbreck, American media reporter

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Helmbreck Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Helmbreck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Helmbreck 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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