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Auerbach Surname History



The ancient roots of the Auerbach family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Auerbach surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in several places in Southern Germany having derived from the Old German words Aurochs, a kind of wild bull that is now extinct, and bach, which means stream. The word auerbach can also mean a marshy brook.


Early Origins of the Auerbach family


The surname Auerbach was first found in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Auerbach family


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Auerbach Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Auerbach include Auerbach, Auerback, Auerbacke, Auerbache, Aurbach, Urbach and many more.

Early Notables of the Auerbach family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the name Auerbach in this period include Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882), German writer of village life in the Black Forest. Auerbach's Keller was a...
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Migration of the Auerbach family to the New World and Oceana


German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Auerbach surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Auerbach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Auerbach, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1852
  • Heinr Auerbach, who arrived in America in 1863 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Emile Auerbach, who landed in Mississippi in 1871 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Auerbach (post 1700)


  • Larry Auerbach (1923-2014), American Daytime Emmy Award winning television director, awarded DGA Honorary Life Member in 2004
  • Stanley Irving Auerbach (b. 1921), American ecologist
  • Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (1917-2006), American basketball coach and executive
  • Junius T. Auerbach, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1908 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gary Auerbach, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 5th District, 1994 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • F. P. Auerbach, American politician, Mayor of Great Falls, Montana, 1909 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bob S. Auerbach, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 2002, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charlotte Auerbach (1899-1994), German geneticist awarded the Darwin Medal in 1976
  • Frank Auerbach (b. 1931), German-born, British artist and winner of the Golden Lion Award in 1986
  • Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882), German poet and author

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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