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Specht Early Origins



The surname Specht was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Specht Spelling Variations


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Specht Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Specht, van der Specht, Spect, Spechtt, Specx, Schpecht, Zpecht, van Specht and many more.

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Specht Early History


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Specht Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Specht research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1785, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Specht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Specht Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Specht Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Specht 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:

Specht Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friederich Specht, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Anna Margaretha Kleiber Specht, who came to Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Anna Margaretha Bowe Specht, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Jacob Specht, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Johannes Georg Specht, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Specht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • K Margart Specht, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Johan G Specht, aged 44, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Margaret Specht, aged 48, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Abraham Specht, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Gotlieb Specht, aged 16, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Specht Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amalie Specht, who came to Portland, ME in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Specht (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Specht (post 1700)



  • Paul Specht (1895-1954), American musician and dance-band leader
  • Bobby Specht (1921-1999), American figure skater
  • Wilhelm Specht (1907-1985), German mathematician, eponym of Specht's theorem
  • Richard Specht (1870-1932), Austrian lyricist, dramatist, musicologist, and writer
  • Léonard Specht (b. 1954), French professional footballer
  • Johann Georg Specht (1720-1803), German civil engineer and architect
  • Günther Specht (1914-1945), German fighter ace in the Luftwaffe during WWII, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Greg Specht, CEO of the Real Estate Development firm that bears his name

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    6. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Specht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Specht 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 1 May 2016 at 08:57.

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