The surname Elberse was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
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of this family name include: Elbers, Elberse, Elberses, Elberss, Elbeers, Elberrs, Elbbers, Ellbers, Elber, Elberes, van Elbers and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Elber, who arrived in America in 1774; Maria Anna Elbers, who settled in America in 1842; Johann Elbers, who came to Texas in 1846; Joh Elbers, who arrived in Texas in 1846.