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The distinguished surname Ebright is of Germanic origin. The name means "son of Ebright," and was originally a medieval personal name, derived from the Old Germanic words "agil," meaning "sharp edge," and "berht," meaning "shining."

Ebright Early Origins



The surname Ebright was first found in the North Sea region of Germany, where Ebright was a very popular first name in this region during the early Middle Ages; it is therefore likely that the surname first emerged in this area as well. The young Ebright family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Germany society.

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Ebright Spelling Variations


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Ebright Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Eggebrecht, Ebbrecht, Ebrecht, Ebright, Ehebrecht, Ebreck, Eggebreck, Egbert and many more.

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Ebright Early History


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Ebright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ebright research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1607, 1639, and 1664 are included under the topic Early Ebright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ebright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ebright Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ebright 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philipp Ehbrecht, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War; Johana Ebbrecht, who sailed from Bremen to Baltimore in 1841.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ebright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ebright (post 1700)



  • Thomas Ebright, American former owner of the Portland Pirates and Baltimore Skipjacks, eponym of the Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
  • Richard High Ebright, American molecular biologist, Laboratory Director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology
  • Carroll M. "Ky" Ebright (1894-1979), American coach for the University of California, Berkeley, the only man to coach three Olympic gold medal-winning eight-oared boats
  • Hiram "Hi" Ebright (1859-1916), American baseball player who played in 16 games for the 1889 Washington Nationals of the National League
  • A. M. Ebright (1881-1947), American head basketball college coach (1907-1908) and baseball coach (1906-1908) at the University of Missouri
  • Leonidas S. Ebright, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Akron, Ohio, 1897-1910
  • Ephraim Ebright, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Boonville, Indiana, 1869-71
  • Don H. Ebright, American Republican politician, Ohio Treasurer of State, 1939-51; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944; Candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1950

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Ebright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ebright 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 10:40.

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