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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Eberts family. Eberts is a local name. Eberts is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria, where, although born of humble stock, the family soon rose to prominence on the strength of their contributions to the emerging medieval cultural life of the province. The surname Eberts was a nickname, and came from the German word eber, which means boar. This family was probably originally associated with the hunting or breeding of boars.

Eberts Early Origins



The surname Eberts was first found in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Eberts Spelling Variations


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Eberts Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Eberts include Ebert, Ebbert, Ebart, Ebbart, Ebartz, Ebbartz and others.

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Eberts Early History


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Eberts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eberts research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1791 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Eberts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eberts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eberts Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eberts 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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Ebertss to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Eberts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Eberts, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771

Eberts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Eberts, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850
  • Maria Eberts, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Marie Eberts, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Paul Eberts, aged 12, arrived in America in 1892
  • Anton Eberts, aged 34, landed in America in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eberts Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • H F H Eberts, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901
  • Johann Eberts, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Barbara Eberts, aged 24, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Joseph Eberts, aged 29, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Ottila Eberts, aged 2, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eberts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eberts (post 1700)



  • Ralph T. Eberts, American politician, Mayor of Logansport, Indiana, 1956-59
  • Jake Eberts OC (1941-2012), Canadian film producer, executive and financier
  • David McEwen Eberts (1850-1924), Canadian lawyer and political figure

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Eberts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eberts 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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