This is one of the most widespread Jewish names. It is derived from the city of Heilbronn in Wurttemburg, Germany, where it was first assumed about four hundred years ago. There are many variations and some are: Heilpern, Halper, Helpern, Heilbrun, Heilbronner, Heilprun, Alpron, Alpern, Galpern and Halprin.
Source: Kaganoff, B. C. (1977). A dictionary of Jewish names and their history. New York: Schocken Books.
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