Ehrlich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Ehrlich is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. One of the most common types of Jewish names is the ornamental name. The name Ehrlich is a Jewish Ashkenazic ornamental name. Numerous Jewish surnames are ornamental surnames, which are names that have an ornamental value and are not necessarily related to the localities, occupations, nicknames or given names of the first person who used the name. However, ornamental names were often derived from elements that described locations or features of geography, animals and birds, occupations or personal names. In this case, the surname Ehrlich comes from the Yiddish word erlekh, which means virtuous and honest. Although some of the variants of this surname, with the first component Ehren, sound similar to the surname Aaron, they belong to this group, which means honest.

Ehrlich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ehrlich, Erlich, Ehrlichman, Erlichman, Ehrlichmann, Erlichmann, Ehrlichson, Erlichson, Ehrman, Ehrenfreund, Ehrenpreis, Ehrenhaft, Ehrenson, Ehrenberg, Ehrenburg, Ehrenfrucht, Ehrenstein, Ehrenberg, Ehrenhaus, Ehrenfeld, Ehrenfest, Ehrenfried, Ehrenkrantz, Ehrenreich, Ehrensteil, Ehrenthal, Ehrenzweig, Ehrenstamm, Ehrenfeund, Ehrenpreis, Ehrenfaft, Ehrenreich and many more.

Ehrlich migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ehrlich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ernst Ehrlich, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Jacob Ehrlich, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • E H Ehrlich, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Rudolph Ehrlich, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Karl Friedrich August Ehrlich, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ehrlich (post 1700)

  • Jake Ehrlich (1900-1971), American attorney and author who was the model for Perry Mason
  • Peter Ehrlich (1933-2015), German television actor
  • Walter Ehrlich (1896-1968), German philosopher
  • Max Ehrlich (1892-1944), German actor, director & master of ceremony
  • Franz Ehrlich (1907-1984), German architect
  • Eugen Ehrlich (1862-1922), Austrian legal scholar
  • Abel Ehrlich (1915-2003), Israeli composer of symphony music
  • Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915), German bacteriologist awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Citations

  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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