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The distinguished German surname Elbell 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."

Elbell Early Origins



The surname Elbell was first found in Silesia, where the name first emerged. The young Elbell 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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Elbell Spelling Variations


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Elbell Spelling Variations



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

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Elbell Early History


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Elbell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elbell 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 Elbell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elbell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elbell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elbell 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Elbell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elbell 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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