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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 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 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 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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