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Where did the German Hetrick family come from? What is the German Hetrick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hetrick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hetrick family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hedrick, Hedrich, Heidenreich, Heydenreich, Heidenrich, Heidenrick, Heidrick, Heidrich, Hiedrich, Hiedrick, Heidrig and many more.

First found in Silesia where they held a family seat. Literal translation of the name places it as a 'Combatant Ruler' or sometimes a 'Heathland Ruler'. In the old German the name was 'Hadu-ric'. The family held considerable estates in Germany.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hetrick research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1803, and 1871 are included under the topic Early Hetrick History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hetrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hetrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Anna Margrett Hetrick, aged 3, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Catrina Hetrick, aged 3, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Coblin Hetrick, aged 40, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Cohan Henrich Hetrick, aged 2, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Elizabeth Hetrick, aged 35, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733


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  • Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick (b. 1963), also known as Jeffrey Nothing and Jeff Hatrix, an American alternative vocalist for the metal and industrial metal band Mushroomhead
  • W. Brady Hetrick (1907-1999), American politician, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1969-1972)
  • Glenn Hetrick (b. 1972), American actor and special effects makeup artist/designer, known for his work on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 (2014) and Heroes (2006)
  • Jennifer Hetrick (b. 1958), American actress, perhaps best known for her recurring role as "Vash" on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
  • William E. Hetrick, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 25th District, 1952
  • W. R. Hetrick, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Richard C. Hetrick, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Easton, Pennsylvania, 1961-76 (acting, 1961-65)
  • Jerome Hetrick, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Juniata County, 1874-76
  • Clarence E. F. Hetrick, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1912; Mayor of Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1916-41
  • Buster L. Hetrick, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Auburn, Indiana, 1948-70 (acting, 1948-50)

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  7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Hetrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hetrick 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 12 January 2016 at 13:55.

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