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The distinguished German surname Ellenberger 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."

Ellenberger Early Origins



The surname Ellenberger 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 Ellenberger 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 Ellenberger family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.

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Ellenberger Spelling Variations


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Ellenberger 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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Ellenberger Early History


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Ellenberger Early History



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

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Ellenberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ellenberger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Ellenberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Ellenberger, who landed in America in 1732
  • Nicolaus Ellenberger, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Peter Ellenberger, who landed in America in 1749
  • Ulrich Ellenberger, who landed in America in 1749
  • Albrecht Ellenberger, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ellenberger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Ellenberger and his wife Anna E. Blickensdoerfer, who came from the Palatinate to Ohio in 1833 with their daughter Anna Maria
  • Barbara Ellenberger, who arrived in America in 1833
  • Christian Ellenberger, who landed in Ohio in 1833
  • Abraham Ellenberger and his wife Katharina Eicher, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Iowa in 1850 with their five children
  • Heinrich Ellenberger, who arrived in Iowa in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ellenberger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adolf Ellenberger, who arrived in America in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellenberger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellenberger (post 1700)



  • Norman Dale Ellenberger (1932-2015), American football, basketball, and baseball player and head coach of the University of New Mexico Lobo basketball team from 1972 to 1979
  • Jacob Steven Ellenberger (b. 1985), American mixed martial artist
  • John Ellenberger, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State House of Representatives from Davis County, 1950
  • H. R. Ellenberger, American Republican politician, Chair of Burt County Republican Party, 1940
  • Jules Ellenberger (1871-1973), South African Imperial civil servant
  • Henri F. Ellenberger (1905-1993), South African-born, Canadian psychiatrist, medical historian, and criminologist, often referred to as the founding historiographer of psychiatry
  • Paul Ellenberger, author and minister from Lesotho

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Ellenberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ellenberger 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 14:26.

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