Hepler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hepler family

The surname Hepler was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in Northumberland where it was the name of a village where the family name held a family seat.

Important Dates for the Hepler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hepler research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1554, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Hepler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hepler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hepler have been found, including Hepple, Heppell, Hepell, Hepwell, Heppwell, Heppall, Hepall, Heple, Heppill, Hepil, Epple and many more.

Early Notables of the Hepler family (pre 1700)

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Hepler migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hepler, or a variant listed above:

Hepler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Hepler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Hepler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Hepler, who landed in Alabama in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hepler (post 1700)

  • William Lewis Hepler (b. 1945), American retired Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Robert Hepler, American actor
  • George Y. Hepler, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1920 [2]
  • F. E. Hepler, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Corry, Pennsylvania, 1937 [2]
  • Ed Hepler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1932 [2]
  • Ann-Marie Hepler (1996-2012), Marshall Islands swimmer who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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