The distinguished German surname Elbel is a short form of the Germanic "Albrecht," which was popular in various forms as both a surname and a personal name
throughout medieval Europe. The name is made up of the elements "adal," meaning "noble," and "bercht," meaning "bright, shining."
Early Origins of the Elbel family
The surname Elbel was first found in Silesia
, where the name first emerged. The young Elbel family played an important role in the early history of the region, and was instrumental in the development of medieval Silesian society. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Elbel, a brewer living in the city of Brünn in 1343.
Early History of the Elbel family
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Elbel Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Elbel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elbel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Elbel, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia after fighting in the American Revolution, Chas G. Elbel, who immigrated to Texas in 1849.
Contemporary Notables of the name Elbel (post 1700)
- Herbert Elbel (b. 1907), famous German physician, author, and professor of criminology
- Leonhard Elbel (b. 1886), publishing house manager and chief editor