Hertel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hertel has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Hartley which was in several English counties including Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Kent, Lancashire, York and Northumberland. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English words hart which means a stag and lea which means a wood or clearing.

Early Origins of the Hertel family

The surname Hertel was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Hertel family

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Hertel 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 Hertel have been found, including Hartley, Hartly, Hartlay, Hartlaye, Hartlie, Hertley, Hertly, Hertlay, Hertelay, Hertheley, Hertleye, Hertlegh, Hartleigh and many more.

Early Notables of the Hertel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hertel family to Ireland

Some of the Hertel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hertel 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 Hertel, or a variant listed above:

Hertel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Hertel, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Geo Hertel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Joseph Hertel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • Jacob Hertel, who arrived in New Jersey in 1766 [1]
  • Peter Hertel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
Hertel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jakob Hertel, who landed in America in 1831 [1]
  • Nicholas Hertel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844 [1]
  • Andrew Hertel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [1]
  • Charles Hertel, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • Christian Hertel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hertel migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hertel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Johannes Hertel U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hertel (post 1700)

  • Curtis Hertel (1953-2016), American politician, 64th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives (1997-1998)
  • Robert Alden Hertel (b. 1955), American NFL football quarterback who played from 1978 to 1980
  • Dave Hertel (b. 1986), American soccer player
  • Dennis Mark Hertel (b. 1948), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan (1981-1993)
  • Kevin Hertel, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1996 [3]
  • John S. Hertel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1892 [3]
  • John J. Hertel (b. 1978), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 2002 [3]
  • John C. Hertel (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1974-82 [3]
  • Dennis Mark Hertel (b. 1948), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 12th District, 1975-80; U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1981-93 [3]
  • Curtis Hertel (b. 1953), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1981-98; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1997-98 [3]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hertel family

Bismarck
  • Karl Hertel (1915-1941), German Bootsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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