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The origins of the distinguished German surname Houptman can be traced to the former province of Silesia. The name is derived from the Middle High German "houbetman," meaning "head man," and was used to denote the leader of a district or village. In Silesia, the name denoted the representative of the sovereign, usually someone of the aristocratic or knightly class. During the Middle Ages, this title came to be used as a hereditary surname.

Houptman Early Origins



The surname Houptman was first found in Prague, where the name first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Hensl Haupman, who was a resident of the city of Prague in 1377. The young Houptman family was instrumental during this period, playing a major role in the region's history.

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Houptman Spelling Variations


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Houptman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hauptman, Hauptmann, Haupman, Haupmann, Heuptman, Houptman, Heuptmann and many more.

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Houptman Early History


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Houptman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houptman research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1415, 1489, 1571, 1631, 1676, 1802, 1862, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Houptman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houptman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houptman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houptman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Heinrich Hauptman, who came to Philadelphia in 1747; Dorothea Hauptman and Conrad Hauptman, who both settled in Nova Scotia in 1757; Philip Hauptman, who was naturalized in Maryland in 1810.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. 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).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Houptman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houptman 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 28 March 2014 at 17:39.

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