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Where did the German Eichenlaub family come from? What is the German Eichenlaub family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eichenlaub family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eichenlaub family history?

The Eichenlaub surname was created from one of several place names in Germany. Most of these were compound names containing the "Eiche" roots, which means "oak."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Eicha, Eiche, Eichel, Eicke, Eike, Eick, Eicke, Eke, Eych, Eyck, Aich, Aick, Eichell, Eychel, Eychell, Eickel, Eichels, Eickell, Eikkel and many more.

First found in Germany, where since medieval times the name Eich was closely associated with the district's most dynamic historical developments. Being prominent in social affairs, the family formed alliances with other distinguished families during the turbulent events of the feudal era.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eichenlaub research. Another 157 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eichenlaub History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Eichenlaub Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eichenlaub Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Eichenlaub, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Valentin Eichenlaub, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870
  • G F Eichenlaub, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870


  • Ray "Iron Eich" Eichenlaub (1892-1949), American football player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972


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  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Eichenlaub Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eichenlaub 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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