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The distinguished surname Eber is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Austrian ancestry. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Eber Early Origins



The surname Eber was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name was a popular short form for the name Eberhard in the Middle Ages.

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Eber Spelling Variations


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Eber 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 Eber include Eberlein, Aberlin, Eberl, Eberlin, Eberling, Eber, Ebers, Eberr, Ebber, Eberle, Eberlen, Ebberl, Ebberle, Ebberlein, Ebberlin and many more.

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Eber Early History


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Eber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eber research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1511, 1530, 1547, 1569, 1612, 1702, 1755, 1760, 1762, 1763, 1815, and 1826 are included under the topic Early Eber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eber 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Eber were

Eber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Eber, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740
  • Marie Eber settled in South Carolina in 1740
  • Peter Eber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Marie Eber, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763

Eber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh G Eber, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • John Eber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Jacob Eber, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1867
  • John C Eber, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eber (post 1700)



  • Victor Israel Eber (b. 1924), American accounting firm executive

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Eber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eber 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 12 February 2016 at 10:49.

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