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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)



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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anna Margaretha Kleiber Specht, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Anna Margaretha Bowe Specht, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Jacob Specht, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johannes Georg Specht, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johan G Specht, aged 44, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Margaret Specht, aged 48, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Abraham Specht, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Gotlieb Specht, aged 16, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 settled in 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
  • Lťonard Specht (b. 1954), French professional footballer
  • Johann Georg Specht (1720-1803), German civil engineer and architect
  • GŁnther 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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