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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?


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.


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.


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


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


  • Jennifer Hetrick (b. 1958), American actress
  • Glenn Hetrick, American actor and special effects makeup artist/designer
  • W. Brady Hetrick, former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Robert Hetrick (1769-1849), Scottish poet known for his patriotic verses written against Napoleon


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  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

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.

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