Erbst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Erbst surname is derived from the German word "Herbst," meaning autumn. It has been suggested that the surname may have originally been used by people whose main work occurred during the fall harvest. For example, Herbster, most likely meant "grape harvester."
Early Origins of the Erbst family
The surname Erbst was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. Early records include a Marquart Herbst, in Würzburg in 1220 and a Nitsche Herbist, on record in Liegnitz in 1372. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Important Dates for the Erbst family
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Erbst Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Herbst, Herbest, Herbster, Harpster, Herbstheiner, Herbestheim, Herbstman, Erbst, Erbest, Herbestman, Herbestmann, Erbestmann, Herbstmann, Herbsteiner and many more.
Early Notables of the Erbst family (pre 1700)
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Erbst migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Erbst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Fried Erbst, who settled in New Orleans in 1850
- Fried Erbst, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 
- Louise Erbst, who settled in New York, NY in 1868
Erbst migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Erbst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss Rosa Erbst, (b. 1847), aged 21, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Light Brigade" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th August 1868 
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html