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

Erby Early Origins



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.

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Erby Spelling Variations


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Erby Spelling Variations



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

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Erby Early History


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Erby Early History



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

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Erby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Erby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Erby 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:

Erby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Erby, who landed in Texas in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Erby (post 1700)


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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

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Erby Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Erby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Erby 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 11 October 2013 at 08:07.

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