Eberlein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 BC. 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.

Early Origins of the Eberlein family

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.

Early History of the Eberlein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eberlein research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1547, 1612, 1815, 1760, 1763, 1826, 1755, 1511, 1569, 1465, 1530, 1702, 1762, 1702, 1785, 1821, 1824, 1766, 1787, 1794, 1796 and 1801 are included under the topic Early Eberlein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Eberlein family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Eberlein were Paul Eber (1511-1569), born in Franconia, who was a renowned professor of Latin. Johann von Guenzburg Eberlin (1465-1530), was Franciscan monk who converted to Protestantism. Johann Ernst Eberlin (1702-1762), a composer, was also court organist to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg and was an eminent German composer of sacred music. His original name was Eberle, which was turned, according to a custom then common with women, into Eberlin, and as such he retained it. He was the son of the land-steward to Baron von Stain, and was born March 27, 1702. He...
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United States Eberlein migration to the United States +

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. 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 America. 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 [1]
  • Johann Eberlein, who arrived in America in 1781 [1]
Eberlein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh George Eberlein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • J M Eberlein, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • G S Eberlein, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Christian Eberlein, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • George Eberlein, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1859 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eberlein (post 1700) +

  • Frederick A. Eberlein, American politician, Mayor of East Detroit, Michigan, 1939-40 [2]
  • Gustav Eberlein (1847-1926), sculptor of many public monuments, one of Bismarck in Krefeld

  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

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