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The surname Aberhard is derived from the given name Eberhard, making this a patronymic surname. Patronymic surnames were a type of hereditary surname, and they arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were also widespread in Germany. As a result, many typical English and French names are of Germanic origin and have cognates in other European languages. Two early examples of the given name Eberhard are Eberhard I and Eberhard II, two successive Dukes of Württemberg.

Aberhard Early Origins



The surname Aberhard was first found in Wuerttemberg, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name Eberhard was associated with the two dukes of Wuerttemberg, Eberhard I and his brother Eberhard II. In its later history the name became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Aberhard Spelling Variations


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Aberhard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Eberhard, Eberhardt, Eberheart, Eberhart, Ebberhard, Ebberhardt, Ebberhart, Eberhurt, Ebberhurt, Aeberhard and many more.

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Aberhard Early History


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Aberhard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aberhard research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1491, 1445, 1496, 1665, 1708, 1739, 1809, 1769 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Aberhard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aberhard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aberhard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the surname Aberhard during this period were Eberhard (d. 939), Duke of the Franks and brother of Conrad, Duke of Franconia and German King (911-918). Eberhard I (1445-1496) was count and later duke of Wuerttemberg, as well as one of the founders of the Swabian...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aberhard 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 or some of its variants were: Franz Eberhard, age 28; who settled in Canada in 1783; Barbara Eberhard, age 30; settled in Philadelphia in 1735; Johan Eberhard, age 25; settled in Frederickstown, Pa. in 1778.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Aberhard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aberhard 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 September 2013 at 14:43.

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