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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."

Ellenberg Early Origins



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.

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Ellenberg Spelling Variations


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Ellenberg Spelling Variations



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.

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Ellenberg Early History


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Ellenberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellenberg research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1695, 1812, 1835, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Ellenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ellenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ellenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ellenberg 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 were:

Ellenberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrieh Ellenberg, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellenberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellenberg (post 1700)



  • Max Ellenberg (b. 1911), prominent American physician

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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. 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. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  11. ...

The Ellenberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ellenberg 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.

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