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Ehlers Early Origins



The surname Ehlers was first found in Germany, where the name Ehlers came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. Like many surnames, the name Ehlers is taken from a personal name common at the time surnames first began to be used in Germany. The name comes from the Germanic words "agil," meaning "the edge or point of a weapon" and "hard" meaning "hardy or strong."

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Ehlers Spelling Variations


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Ehlers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ehlert, Ehlers, Ehler, Eiler, Eilert and others.

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Ehlers Early History


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Ehlers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ehlers research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 137 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Ehlers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ehlers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ehlers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ehlers 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 were:

Ehlers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Ehlers, who came to North America in 1778
  • Heinrich Ehlers, who arrived in America in 1778
  • Johann Ehlers, who landed in America in 1780
  • Julius Ehlers, who landed in America in 1780
  • Joh Conrad Ehlers, who landed in America in 1783

Ehlers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henrich Ehlers, aged 25, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Carl Ehlers, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Carl Ehlers, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • H F Ehlers, aged 29, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Carsten Ehlers, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ehlers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Fred W. Ehlers arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballarat" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ehlers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ehlers (post 1700)



  • Beth Ehlers (b. 1968), American Daytime Emmy-nominated actress
  • Arthur H. Ehlers (1897-1977), American Major League Baseball front office executive
  • Staff Sergeant Walter David Ehlers (1921-2014), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Vernon James "Vern" Ehlers (b. 1934), American congressman and nuclear physicist
  • Jürgen Ehlers (1929-2008), German physicist, recipient of the Max Planck Medal (2002)
  • Hermann Ehlers (1904-1954), German politician, President of the Bundestag (1950 to 1954)
  • Ekkehard Ehlers, German electronic music artist
  • Edvard Ehlers (1863-1937), Danish dermatologist, co-eponym of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

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Suggested Readings for the name Ehlers


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Suggested Readings for the name Ehlers



  • Germanic Roots of Chicagoans Harvet Metzger Ehlers & Evelynne Meiborg Ehlers: Bauer-Ehlers-Jantzen-Meiborg-Metzger-Nielsen-Wagner-Wittum by Harvey Metzger Ehlers and Evelynne Meiborg Ehlers.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Ehlers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ehlers 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 16 September 2016 at 23:40.

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