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The surname Eberhard is derived from the given name Eberhard, making this a patronymic surname. Patronymic surnames were a type of hereditary surname, and they arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were also widespread in Germany. As a result, many typical English and French names are of Germanic origin and have cognates in other European languages. Two early examples of the given name Eberhard are Eberhard I and Eberhard II, two successive Dukes of Württemberg.

Eberhard Early Origins



The surname Eberhard was first found in Wuerttemberg, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name Eberhard was associated with the two dukes of Wuerttemberg, Eberhard I and his brother Eberhard II. In its later history the name became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Eberhard Spelling Variations


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Eberhard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Eberhard, Eberhardt, Eberheart, Eberhart, Ebberhard, Ebberhardt, Ebberhart, Eberhurt, Ebberhurt, Aeberhard and many more.

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Eberhard Early History


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Eberhard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eberhard research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1491, 1445, 1496, 1665, 1708, 1739, 1809, 1769 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Eberhard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eberhard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eberhard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the surname Eberhard during this period were Eberhard (d. 939), Duke of the Franks and brother of Conrad, Duke of Franconia and German King (911-918). Eberhard I (1445-1496) was count and later duke of Wuerttemberg, as well as one of the founders of the Swabian...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eberhard 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eberhard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Eberhard, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • John Eberhard, who arrived in New York in 1710
  • N H Eberhard, who arrived in America in 1723
  • A E Eberhard, who landed in America in 1727
  • Joseph Eberhard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eberhard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Andrew Eberhard, who landed in New York in 1825
  • Frank Eberhard, who arrived in Ohio in 1830
  • Jakob Eberhard, who landed in Brazil in 1845
  • A Gertrud Eberhard, aged 28, arrived in Brazil in 1846
  • Anna Gertrud Eberhard, who landed in Brazil in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eberhard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Karl Eberhard, who landed in Chile in 1906

Eberhard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Franz Eberhard, age 28, who settled in Canada in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eberhard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eberhard (post 1700)



  • Martin Eberhard, CEO and co-founder of Tesla Motors, the electric car company in California

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. 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).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. 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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eberhard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eberhard 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 December 2013 at 18:36.

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