Ehrhard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Ehrhard family is in the German province of Bavaria. Ehrhard is a German nickname surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. It is a name for a courageous or honorable person. The surname Ehrhard is composed of two German words meaning honor and bravery.

Early Origins of the Ehrhard family

The surname Ehrhard was first found in Bavaria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Saint Erhard of Regensburg was bishop of Regensburg in the 7th century. He was also known as Abbot Erhard of Ebersheim Munster. He was canonized on the 8th of October 1052, by Pope Leo IX.

Early History of the Ehrhard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ehrhard research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1824, 1391, 1573, 1854 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Ehrhard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ehrhard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ehrhardt, Ehrhart, Erhart, Erhard, Erhardt, Errheart, Errhart, Errhard, Errhardt, Earhart, Airhart and many more.

Early Notables of the Ehrhard family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Ehrhard in this period include Friedrich Ehrhardt, commander of the 8th Prussian infantry brigade, who was ennobled in 1854; D. Johann Ehrhart, director of the medical school...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ehrhard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ehrhard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ehrhard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Henrich Ehrhard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johann Henrich Ehrhard, aged 23, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johannes Ehrhard, aged 21, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Maria Christina Ehrhard, who landed in America in 1741 [1]
  • Anna Barbara Ehrhard, who arrived in America in 1741 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Ehrhard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Ehrhard, who settled in Philadelphia with his wife and four children in 1806
  • Adam Ehrhard, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Valentin Ehrhard, aged 17, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ehrhard (post 1700) +

  • Markus Ehrhard (b. 1976), retired German footballer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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