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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Aurbach family. Aurbach is a local name, first used as a surname 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.

Aurbach Early Origins



The surname Aurbach 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.

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Aurbach Spelling Variations


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Aurbach Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Aurbach include Auerbach, Auerback, Auerbacke, Auerbache, Aurbach, Urbach and many more.

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Aurbach Early History


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Aurbach Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aurbach research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1654, 1812, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Aurbach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aurbach Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aurbach Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Aurbach in this period include Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882), German writer of village life in the Black Forest. Auerbach's Keller was a...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aurbach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Aurbachs to arrive in North America, and among them were: Louis Auerbach, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1852.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aurbach (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aurbach (post 1700)



  • Wilson Aurbach, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 30th District, 2006 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gerald Donald Aurbach (b. 1927), prominent endocrinologist

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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Aurbach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aurbach 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 28 October 2015 at 09:45.

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