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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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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    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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