The surname Eberheart is derived from the given name Eberhard, making this a 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 Eberheart family
The surname Eberheart 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 Eberheart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eberheart 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 Eberheart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eberheart Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Eberhard, Eberhardt, Eberheart, Eberhart, Ebberhard, Ebberhardt, Ebberhart, Eberhurt, Ebberhurt, Aeberhard and many more.
Early Notables of the Eberheart family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Eberheart 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 Eberheart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eberheart family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Franz Eberhard, age 28; who settled in Canada in 1783; Barbara Eberhard, age 30; settled in Philadelphia in 1735; Johan Eberhard, age 25; settled in Frederickstown, Pa. in 1778.