Rhineland was the original home of the name Andlauer. Andlauer was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, often attaching the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from", in some cases as a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Andlauer was a name for someone who lived in the Alsace region, particularly around the city of Strasbourg.
Early Origins of the Andlauer family
Rhineland, where the family name is considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The Andlau family became prominent in the local affairs of the Alsace region, particularly in the area of Strasbourg. They branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Andlauer family
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Early Notables of the Andlauer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Andlauer family to the New World and Oceana
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Andlauer, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:
Andlauer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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