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The German surname Erb comes from the medieval personal name Erbe, meaning "descendant," or "heir."

Erb Early Origins



The surname Erb was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The earliest record is of "ich Erbo, Erben sun" or "Erbo, son of Erbo," who was a knight in Colmar in 1282. Colman or Kolman, located in Alsace, was a free city of the Holy Roman Empire in 1226. They held a family seat at Strasbourg, where records show Erbo Schonterlin in 1260, and Erbo Mendewin in 1353. Further to the south, there is a record of Joh. Erbe in 1320, in Konstanz, a city on the Swiss border.

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Erb Spelling Variations


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Erb Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Erb, Erbe, von Erb, von Erbe, Erbs, Erby, Erbie and others.

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Erb Early History


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Erb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Erb research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1468 and 1531 are included under the topic Early Erb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Erb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Erb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Erb 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:

Erb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hance Rudolph Erb, aged 26, landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Hans Rudi Erb, who arrived in America in 1736
  • Hans Rudolph Erb, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Catrina Erb, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Claus Erb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Erb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caspar Erb, aged 19, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Hance M Erb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Henil Erb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Catharine Erb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Maths Erb, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Erb Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Henry Erb U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Erb Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christian Erb, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Daniel Erb, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • David Erb, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Henry Erb, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Jacob, Erb Sr., who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Erb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Erb (post 1700)



  • James "Jim" Erb (1926-2014), American composer, arranger, musicologist, and conductor, best known for his various arrangements of the Folk song "Shenandoah"
  • Jeffrey D. Erb (b. 1969), American film producer, director, and actor
  • Summer Erb (b. 1977), is an American female basketball player
  • Joseph Erb (b. 1974), Native American computer animator, educator, and artist
  • Charles Freeman Erb Jr. (1902-1952), American football player and coach
  • David Erb (b. 1923), retired American jockey and trainer
  • Donald Erb (b. 1927), American composer best known for large orchestral works such as Concerto for Brass and Orchestra and Klangfarbenfunk
  • Karl Erb (1877-1958), German tenor vocalist
  • Mario Erb (b. 1990), German footballer
  • Wilhelm Heinrich Erb (1840-1921), German neurologist and educator who was born in Winnweiler, Bavaria
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Erb


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Suggested Readings for the name Erb



  • Descendants of David Erb by Henry L. Erb.

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Erb Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  11. ...

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