Ebbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The earliest origins of the name Ebbert date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Old German name Hildeberht, which literally means battle-glorious.
Early Origins of the Ebbert family
The surname Ebbert was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire where Marton Hall in Marton was the ancient residence of the Heber family. 
Early History of the Ebbert family
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Ebbert Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ebbert include Heber, Hayburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Ebbert family (pre 1700)
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Ebbert migration to the United States +
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ebbert or a variant listed above:
Ebbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Ebbert, who landed in New York in 1715 
- Andrew Ebbert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 
Contemporary Notables of the name Ebbert (post 1700) +
- William Baltzell Ebbert (1846-1927), American officer and adjutant in the Union Army, newspaper publisher, author, farmer, businessman, and poet
- George Wood "Squire" Ebbert (1810-1890), American mountain man and early settler in the Oregon Country, Constable in the Provisional Government of Oregon (1843-1844), Participant at the Champoeg Meetings in 1843
- George Ebbert Seney (1832-1905), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1876; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1883-91 (5th District 1883-85, 7th District 1885-87, 5th District 1887-91) 
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The Ebbert Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Prest d'accomplier
Motto Translation: Ready to accomplish.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html