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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."

Ellenburg Early Origins



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.

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Ellenburg Spelling Variations


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Ellenburg Spelling Variations



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.

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Ellenburg Early History


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Ellenburg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellenburg research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1695, 1812, 1835, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Ellenburg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ellenburg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ellenburg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ellenburg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellenburg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellenburg (post 1700)



  • Jason Ellenburg, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000
  • Theodor Ellenburg (b. 1875), famous German trumpet player

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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