Elbers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Elbers comes from a name for a person who is noble or bright. The surname Elbers is derived from the Saxon personal name Aethel-berht. According to ancient Anglo-Saxon history Aethelbert who was the King of Kent from 860 to 866 AD, had bloodties to the Saxon invaders of the 4th century.

Early Origins of the Elbers family

The surname Elbers was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The name is descended from the Saxon Aethel-berht meaning "the noble and brilliant one." Aethelbert was the King of Kent in England from 860 to 866 A.D. and was descended from the original Saxon invaders in the 4th century.

Early History of the Elbers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elbers research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1281 are included under the topic Early Elbers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Elbers Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Elbers include Albertson, Albert, Alberton, Alberts and others.

Early Notables of the Elbers family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Elbers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Elbers migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Elbers or a variant listed above:

Elbers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Anna Elbers, who settled in America in 1842
  • M A Elbers, who arrived in America in 1842 [1]
  • Johann Elbers, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Johann Elbers, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Joh Elbers, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Elbers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Wilhelm Edward Elbers, who settled in Clark Co. Indiana sometime between 1888 and 1904

Contemporary Notables of the name Elbers (post 1700) +

  • Jan Elbers, Actor
  • Jürgen Elbers, Actor


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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