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The name Eichelberger, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Thuringia, which is located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east. During the 2nd and 3rd centuries, Thuringia was a kingdom of the Germanic Hermunderen, but the land was conquered by the Franks and the Saxons in the mid-6th century. Thuringia was brought under the rule of Franconian counts by Charles Martel and Charlemagne founded the Thuringian Mark in 804 as a defensive region against the Slavs. Thuringia's history has been closely associated with that of Saxony. In the late 15th century, Thuringia was divided into four main principalities: Sachsen-Weimar, Sachsen-Altenburg, Sachsen-Coburg, and Sachsen-Meiningen. Thuringia retained its independent status until it became a part of the German Empire after the Unification of 1871.

Eichelberger Early Origins



The surname Eichelberger was first found in Thuringia, a land in Saxony, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Eichelberger Spelling Variations


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Eichelberger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Aichelberg, Eichelberger, Aichelberger, Eichelburg, Eichelberg, Aichelburg, Eickelberg, Aikelberg, Aekelberg and many more.

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Eichelberger Early History


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Eichelberger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eichelberger research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eichelberger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eichelberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eichelberger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eichelberger 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:

Eichelberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Eichelberger, who came to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1719
  • Friederich Eichelberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Han Geo Eichelberger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Hans Georg Eichelberger came to Philadelphia in 1733
  • Georg Eichelberger arrived in Pennsylvania between 1743 and 1746

Eichelberger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Eichelberger, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • E. Eichelberger, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Georg Eichelberger, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Eichelberger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Franz W. Eichelberger, aged 38, who emigrated to America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1922
  • Friedrich Eichelberger, aged 22, who landed in America from Eichtersheim, Germany, in 1923
  • Joseph Eichelberger, aged 39, who landed in America from Germany, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eichelberger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eichelberger (post 1700)




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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    The Eichelberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eichelberger 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.

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