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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. 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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