The German surname Erby comes from the medieval personal name
Erbe, meaning "descendant," or "heir."
Early Origins of the Erby family
The surname Erby 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.
Early History of the Erby family
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Erby Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Erb, Erbe, von Erb, von Erbe, Erbs, Erby, Erbie and others.
Early Notables of the Erby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Erby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Erby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John H Erby, who landed in Texas in 1835 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Erby (post 1700)
- Hazel Erby, American politician, Member of the St. Louis County Council from the first district (2004-)
- Arthur Brian Erby (1902-1972), Australian rugby union player