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.
Early Origins of the Houptman family
Early History of the Houptman family
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Houptman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hauptman, Hauptmann, Haupman, Haupmann, Heuptman, Houptman, Heuptmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Houptman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Houptman family to the New World and Oceana
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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