Eberwein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Eberwein 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 Eberwein family

The surname Eberwein 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 Eberwein family

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Eberwein 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 Eberwein include Eberlein, Aberlin, Eberl, Eberlin, Eberling, Eber, Ebers, Eberr, Ebber, Eberle, Eberlen, Ebberl, Ebberle, Ebberlein, Ebberlin and many more.

Early Notables of the Eberwein family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Eberwein 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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Migration of the Eberwein family

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eberwein or a variant listed above: Peter Eber, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740; Hance Ebber, age 31, who came to Philadelphia in 1736. Bartel Eberle came to Philadelphia in 1750; as did Heinrich Eberle in 1732.

Contemporary Notables of the name Eberwein (post 1700) +

  • Manfred Eberwein, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 56 aerial victories

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