The distinguished German surname Ellenberg is of several different possible origins. Firstly, the name may be derived from "Ellen," the name of two towns in Germany; in this case, the name might have been initially borne by a native of Ellen who had settled in another city. Alternatively, the name is derived from the Old High German "elina," which refers to a tailor's measure; in this instance, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a tailor or a cloth merchant. Finally, the name may be derived from the Germanic "aljan," meaning "strength" or "prowess."
Early Origins of the Ellenberg family
The surname Ellenberg was first found in Swabia, where in medieval times the Ellenbach family was closely associated with important social and political advancements of the region's feudal
society. The origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the Ellenberg family emerged independently in different regions during the Middle Ages. The first known bearer of the name was Ulrich Ellinson, who was recorded in documents dated 1276. The young Ellenberg family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Ellenberg family
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Ellenberg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ellenbach, Elnbach, Ellnbach, Elenbach, Ellenback, Ellnback, Elenback, Ellenbacker, Ellnbacker, Elnbacker, Ellenbacher, Ellnbacher, Elnbacher, Ellenbeck, Elnbeck, Elenbeck, Ellnbeck, Ellenpach, Elnpach, Elenpach, Ellnpach, Ellenpacher, Elenpacher, Elnpacher, Ellenburg and many more.
Early Notables of the Ellenberg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellenberg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ellenberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Henrieh Ellenberg, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Ellenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henrich Ellenberg, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War
Contemporary Notables of the name Ellenberg (post 1700)
- Max Ellenberg (b. 1911), prominent American physician