Eberhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Eberhardt 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.

Early Origins of the Eberhardt family

The surname Eberhardt 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.

Important Dates for the Eberhardt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eberhardt research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1491, 1445, 1496, 1665, 1708, 1739, 1809, 1769 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Eberhardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eberhardt Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Eberhardt family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Eberhardt 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...
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Eberhardt migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eberhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Eberhardt, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Sibilla Eberhardt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Sybilla Eberhardt, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Cath Elis Eberhardt, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1723 [1]
  • Peter Eberhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Eberhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Eberhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Zavier Eberhardt, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Joh Phil Eberhardt, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Heinr Eberhardt, who arrived in America in 1855 [1]
  • Heinrich Eberhardt, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1874 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eberhardt migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eberhardt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Frederick Eberhardt, (b. 1852), aged 20, Scandinavian farm labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [2]
  • Mrs. Marie Eberhardt, (b. 1847), aged 25, Scandinavian settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [2]
  • Miss Anna Eberhardt, (b. 1872), aged 9 months, Scandinavian settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eberhardt (post 1700)

  • Norma Eberhardt (1929-2011), American actress
  • Frederick L Eberhardt (1868-1946), American engineer, philanthropist and university administrator
  • Thom Eberhardt (b. 1947), American film director, producer and writer
  • Cliff Eberhardt, American folk singer and songwriter
  • Goby Eberhardt (1852-1926), German violinist, teacher and composer
  • Nikolai Eberhardt, German émigré physicist
  • Hugo Eberhardt (1874-1959), German Architect
  • Friedrich-Georg Eberhardt (1892-1964), German Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II
  • Jacqueline Roumeguère Eberhardt (1927-2006), French anthropologist
  • Henri Eberhardt (1913-1976), French sprint canoer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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