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Where did the German Eberling family come from? What is the German Eberling family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eberling family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eberling family history?The distinguished surname Eberling is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Austrian ancestry. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Eberling include Eberlein, Aberlin, Eberl, Eberlin, Eberling, Eber, Ebers, Eberr, Ebber, Eberle, Eberlen, Ebberl, Ebberle, Ebberlein, Ebberlin and many more.
First found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name was a popular short form for the name Eberhard in the Middle Ages.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eberling research. Another 315 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1511, 1530, 1547, 1569, 1612, 1702, 1755, 1760, 1762, 1763, 1815, and 1826 are included under the topic Early Eberling History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 50 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eberling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eberling or a variant listed above:
Eberling Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Eberling Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Eberling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eberling 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.
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