The distinguished German surname Ellenburg is of several different possible origins. Firstly, the name may be derived from "Ellen," the name of two towns in Germany; in this case, the name might have been initially borne by a native of Ellen who had settled in another city. Alternatively, the name is derived from the Old High German "elina," which refers to a tailor's measure; in this instance, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a tailor or a cloth merchant. Finally, the name may be derived from the Germanic "aljan," meaning "strength" or "prowess."
Early Origins of the Ellenburg family
The surname Ellenburg was first found in Swabia, where in medieval times the Ellenbach family was closely associated with important social and political advancements of the region's feudal
society. The origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the Ellenburg family emerged independently in different regions during the Middle Ages. The first known bearer of the name was Ulrich Ellinson, who was recorded in documents dated 1276. The young Ellenburg family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Ellenburg family
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Ellenburg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ellenbach, Elnbach, Ellnbach, Elenbach, Ellenback, Ellnback, Elenback, Ellenbacker, Ellnbacker, Elnbacker, Ellenbacher, Ellnbacher, Elnbacher, Ellenbeck, Elnbeck, Elenbeck, Ellnbeck, Ellenpach, Elnpach, Elenpach, Ellnpach, Ellenpacher, Elenpacher, Elnpacher, Ellenburg and many more.
Early Notables of the Ellenburg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellenburg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ellenburg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Paul Ellenburg, aged 41, who arrived in America, in 1895
Ellenburg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Wolf Ellenburg, aged 21, who arrived in America from Berlin Germany, in 1908
- Clara Ellenburg, aged 53, who arrived in America from Engelsdorf, Germany, in 1913
- Frits W. Ellenburg, aged 61, who arrived in America, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Ellenburg (post 1700)
- Jason Ellenburg, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Theodor Ellenburg (b. 1875), famous German trumpet player