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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
  • 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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  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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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.

This page was last modified on 9 December 2014 at 07:41.

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