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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruppert, Rupprecht, Ruppert, Ruperecht, Ruprecht and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruprecht research. Another 172 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1790, and 1871 are included under the topic Early Ruprecht History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ruprecht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Andr Ruprecht, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Henry W Ruprecht, who arrived in Maryland in 1848

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  • David Martin Ruprecht (b. 1948), American actor and writer
  • Steven Ruprecht (b. 1987), German footballer
  • Franz Josef Ruprecht (1814-1870), Austrian-born physician and botanist active in the Russian Empire, the genus Ruprechtia is named after him
  • Tony Ruprecht (b. 1942), Canadian former municipal politician, alderman in the Toronto City Council, Member of Provincial Parliament (1999-2011)
  • William F. Ruprecht (b. 1956), American president and CEO of Sotheby's


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  1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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The Ruprecht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruprecht 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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