Ellenbogen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished German surname Ellenbogen 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 Ellenbogen family
The surname Ellenbogen 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 Ellenbogen 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 Ellenbogen family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.
Important Dates for the Ellenbogen family
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Ellenbogen 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.
Early Notables of the Ellenbogen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellenbogen family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Albrecht Ellenberger, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1749; Henrich Ellenberg, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Christian Ellenberger and his wife Anna E. Blickensdoerfer, who came from the Palatinate to Ohio in 1833 with their daughter Anna Maria, Franzisea Ellenburger, who immigrated to Galveston, Texas in 1848.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ellenbogen (post 1700)
- Maurice G. Ellenbogen, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 45th District, 1934 
- Henry Ellenbogen (1900-1985), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 33rd District, 1933-38; Common Pleas Court Judge in Pennsylvania, 1938-66 
- Abram Ellenbogen, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1914-18 
- Abraham Ellenbogen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928 
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