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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Ebert was formed. The name was derived from the Old German name Hildeberht, which literally means battle-glorious.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Ebert include Heber, Hayburgh and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ebert research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1180 are included under the topic Early Ebert History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Ebert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Ebert were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Ebert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Georg Ebert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
- Hans Michel Ebert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
- Johan Michael Ebert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
- Johanis Ebert, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
- Hans Philip Ebert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
Ebert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh Ge Ebert, who arrived in America in 1807
- Ab Ebert, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
- Adam Ebert, aged 37, landed in Missouri in 1840
- Augustus Ebert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
- Anton Ebert, who landed in Texas in 1845
Ebert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frtiz Ebert, who landed in Alabama in 1913
- John Trango Ebert, who landed in Alabama in 1921
Ebert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Caspar Ebert, age 33, who arrived in Canada in 1783
- Roger Joseph Ebert (1942-2013), American film critic and screenwriter awarded the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
- Valerius Ebert, American politician, Mayor of Frederick, Maryland, 1868-71
- Thomas E. Ebert, American politician, Workers World Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996
- Roy Ebert, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 88th District, 1974
- Louis E. Ebert, American politician, Mayor of Roselle Park, New Jersey, 1909-10
- Justus Ebert, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for New York State Attorney General, 1900; Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1902
- Joyce M. Ebert, American politician, Mayor of Everett, Washington, 1977
- Earl L. Ebert, American Republican politician, Chair of Grant County Republican Party, 1961-63
- Conrad F. Ebert, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1901
- Cara L. Ebert, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from West Virginia, 1932-44
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Prest d'accomplier
Motto Translation: Ready to accomplish.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
- Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
- Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
- Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
The Ebert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ebert 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.
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