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Kephart Early Origins



The surname Kephart was first found in Silesia, where this family name dates back to at least the 9th century. The name is derived from the Old High German elements "geb" which means "gift" and "hard" meaning "brave, hardy." One of the first records of the name was Gebhard of Lahngau ( c. 860-910) of the Conradine dynasty, son of Odo (died 879) who was Duke of Lotharingia (903-910.) A few years later, Saint Gebhard (949-995) was a bishop of Constance (979-995) and founded the Benedictine abbey of Petershausen in 983.

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Kephart Spelling Variations


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Kephart Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gebhardt, Gebhard, Gebheart, Gebhart, Gephard, Gephardt, Gephart, Gebheard, Gebbard, Gebbart, Gebbardt, Gabhart and many more.

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Kephart Early History


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Kephart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kephart research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1802, 1023, 1023, 1023, 1036, 1036, 1060, 1010, 1088, 1060, 1547, 1600 and 1584 are included under the topic Early Kephart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kephart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kephart Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Kephart were Gebhard I (died 1023), known as Gebhard of Swabia, Bishop of Regensburg from 994 to 1023. He achieved fame for his generosity to the poor Black Forest farmers around 990 A.D. He was succeeded by Gebhard II, called Gebhard von Hohenwart, who...

Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kephart 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 were:

Kephart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Kephart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Kephart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harry Kephart, aged 33, who emigrated to America, in 1895

Kephart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rosa Kephart, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • James Kephart, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1918
  • George Kephart, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Samuel Kephart, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kephart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kephart (post 1700)



  • John W. Kephart, American politician, Justice of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1919-40; Chief Justice of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1936-40
  • Harmon Mortimore Kephart (b. 1865), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Fayette County, 1895-96; Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1917-21
  • Burton Kephart, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1952
  • A. Evans Kephart, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 2nd District, 1939-54
  • William P. Kephart (1915-1942), American Naval officer, eponym of the USS Kephart (DE-207)
  • Horace Kephart (1862-1931), American travel writer and librarian, author of Our Southern Highlanders
  • Beth Kephart, American author of non-fiction, poetry and young adult fiction, National Book Award Finalist for her book "A Slant of the Sun: One Child’s Courage"
  • Elza Kephart, Canadian director, producer, and writer

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    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Kephart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kephart 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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