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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Efner family. The Efner surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Bavaria, where they emerged as a prominent family with many influences in the social and cultural life of the area.

Efner Early Origins



The surname Efner was first found in 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.

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Efner Spelling Variations


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Efner Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Efner include Effner, Efner, Efnnor, Effener, Efener, Effnen, Effere, Effel, Effle, Aeffner, Aefner, Aefnnor, Aeffener and many more.

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Efner Early History


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Efner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Efner research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1625 is included under the topic Early Efner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Efner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Efner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Efner 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Efner or a variant listed above: Albertine and Magdalene Effner, both of whom arrived in New York City in 1850; and other settlers who traveled to and established themselves along the eastern coast of the United States and Canada during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Efner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Efner (post 1700)



  • Valentine Efner (1776-1865), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1829; U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1835-37

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Efner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Efner 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 14 January 2016 at 09:21.

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