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Origins Available: Austrian, German


The distinguished surname Eberlein 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.

Eberlein Early Origins



The surname Eberlein 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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Eberlein Spelling Variations


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Eberlein Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Eberlein include Eberlein, Aberlin, Eberl, Eberlin, Eberling, Eber, Ebers, Eberr, Ebber, Eberle, Eberlen, Ebberl, Ebberle, Ebberlein, Ebberlin and many more.

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Eberlein Early History


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Eberlein Early History



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

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Eberlein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eberlein Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Eberlein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christ Eberlein, who landed in Long Island in 1781
  • Johann Eberlein, who arrived in America in 1781

Eberlein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh George Eberlein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • J M Eberlein, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • G S Eberlein, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Christian Eberlein, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • George Eberlein, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eberlein (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eberlein (post 1700)



  • Frederick A. Eberlein, American politician, Mayor of East Detroit, Michigan, 1939-40
  • Gustav Eberlein (1847-1926), sculptor of many public monuments, one of Bismarck in Krefeld

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eberlein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eberlein 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 28 October 2015 at 10:38.

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