The ancestral home of the Earhard family is in the German province of Bavaria
. Earhard is a German nickname
surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. It is a name for a courageous or honorable person. The surname Earhard is composed of two German words meaning honor and bravery.
Early Origins of the Earhard family
The surname Earhard was first found in Bavaria
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Saint Erhard of Regensburg was bishop of Regensburg in the 7th century. He was also known as Abbot Erhard of Ebersheim Munster
. He was canonized on the 8th of October 1052, by Pope Leo IX.
Early History of the Earhard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Earhard research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1824, 1391, 1573, 1854 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Earhard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Earhard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ehrhardt, Ehrhart, Erhart, Erhard, Erhardt, Errheart, Errhart, Errhard, Errhardt, Earhart, Airhart and many more.
Early Notables of the Earhard family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Earhard in this period include Friedrich Ehrhardt, commander of the 8th Prussian infantry brigade, who was ennobled in 1854; D. Johann Ehrhart, director of the medical school... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Earhard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Earhard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henrich Ehrhardt, who settled in New York in 1709-1710; Heinrich Ehrhart, who settled in Philadelphia in 1766; Johan Ehrhart settled in Philadelphia in 1749.