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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."

Elbel Early Origins



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.

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Elbel Spelling Variations


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Elbel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Elbel, Elbell and others.

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Elbel Early History


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Elbel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elbel research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1343, 1352, 1368, 1710, 1746, 1756, 1777 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Elbel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elbel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elbel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elbel 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elbel (post 1700)


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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

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    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Elbel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elbel 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 13 June 2014 at 11:32.

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