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Halpern Genealogy and Halpern Family History Information

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  • Berta Szklarski (b. - c.1944)
  • Chaya Halpern (deceased)
  • R' Elchonon Halpern (1922 - 2015)
    Rav Elchonon Halpern zt”l Tuesday February 17, 2015 8:02 PM It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Elchonon (Chuna) Halpern zt”l, rov of Bais Medrash Bais Shmuel a...
  • R' Israel Charif Halpern, A.B.D. (c.1650 - d.)
    Was A.B.D. of multiple towns. Was betrothed to the daughter of R' Shabtai Kohen (the ShaCh, who died in 1662) Son in law of the Megaleh Amukos. Is חרנש an abbreviation of ...
  • R' Jacob Haim Halpern (b. - 1769)

About the Halpern surname

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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