Eberhart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Eberhart 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 Eberhart family

The surname Eberhart 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.

Early History of the Eberhart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eberhart 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 Eberhart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eberhart 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 Eberhart family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Eberhart 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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United States Eberhart migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eberhart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michel Eberhart, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Friederich Eberhart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Gottlieb Eberhart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Albrecht Eberhart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Johannes Eberhart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Eberhart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Eberhart, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860 [1]
  • Jacob Eberhart, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
  • Johann Eberhart, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1893 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eberhart (post 1700) +

  • Richard Ghormley Eberhart (1904-2005), American poet and writer awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • Raymond Eberhart, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 14th District, 1974, 1978 [2]
  • L. A. Eberhart, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932 [2]
  • Gary Eberhart, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996 [2]
  • Arthur L. Eberhart, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bladensburg, Maryland, 1960-64 (acting, 1960-64) [2]
  • Adolph Olson Eberhart (1870-1944), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate, 1903-06; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1907-09; Governor of Minnesota, 1909-15 [2]

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Vincent Henry Eberhart, American Coxswain from Minnesota, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

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