Heppel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Heppel family

The surname Heppel 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.

Early History of the Heppel family

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

Heppel Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Heppel include Hepple, Heppell, Hepell, Hepwell, Heppwell, Heppall, Hepall, Heple, Heppill, Hepil, Epple and many more.

Early Notables of the Heppel family (pre 1700)

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United States Heppel migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Heppel or a variant listed above:

Heppel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Geo Heppel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johan Heinrich Heppel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Melchior Heppel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
Heppel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wilhelm Heppel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Christ Heppel, who arrived in New Jersey in 1854 [1]
Heppel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henry Heppel, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1903 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heppel (post 1700) +

  • Norman H. Heppel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 50th District, 1938 [2]
  • Richard Heppel, Diplomatic Service

  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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