Bavaria. Effner is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where they emerged as a prominent family with many influences in the social and cultural life of the area.
Early Origins of the Effner family
Bavaria, where in medieval times the name Effner was closely associated with the social and political advances of the regions feudal society. Therefore, the family emerged as a noble family with great influence, and with various distinguished branches in the area.
Early History of the Effner family
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Effner Spelling Variations
Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Effner include Effner, Efner, Efnnor, Effener, Efener, Effnen, Effere, Effel, Effle, Aeffner, Aefner, Aefnnor, Aeffener and many more.
Early Notables of the Effner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Effner family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Effner or a variant listed above:
Effner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Effner (post 1700)
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