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The surname Ruprecht was 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.

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


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


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  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. 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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