Specht History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Specht family

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.

Early History of the Specht family

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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.

Early Notables of the Specht family (pre 1700)

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Specht Ranking

In the United States, the name Specht is the 8,524th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Specht is ranked the 9,128th most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [2]


United States Specht migration to the United States +

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 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • Johannes Georg Specht, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [3]
  • ... (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 [3]
  • Johan G Specht, aged 44, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [3]
  • Margaret Specht, aged 48, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [3]
  • Abraham Specht, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Gotlieb Specht, aged 16, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [3]
  • ... (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

Contemporary Notables of the name Specht (post 1700) +

  • Michele Louise Specht, American actress, comedian and voice actress, known for playing Katie in the VH1 series I Hate My 30's and Doctor McKennah in the web series Star Trek Continues
  • Paul Specht (1895-1954), American musician and dance-band leader from Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
  • Bobby Specht (1921-1999), American figure skater
  • Minna Specht (1879-1961), German educator, socialist and member of the German Resistance, one of the founders of the Internationaler Sozialistischer Kampfbund
  • Sybille Specht (b. 1970), also known as Sybille Philippin, a German operatic mezzo-soprano
  • Karl-Wilhelm Specht (1894-1953), German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Harald Specht (b. 1951), German scientist and author
  • Eckehard Specht, German professor in Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Doug Specht (b. 1942), Canadian football player who played for the Ottawa Rough Riders (1965-1971)
  • August Specht (1849-1923), German natural history painter
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Georg Specht (1920-1941), German Signalgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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