The ancestral home of the Ernaut family was in the German state of Bavaria
. Ernaut is a local
name for a person who lived in Bavaria
, where they have been associated with the tribal conflicts of the area since ancient times.
Early Origins of the Ernaut family
The surname Ernaut was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Ehrne was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Ernaut family
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Ernaut Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Ernaut include Ehrne, Ehrn, Ehrnne, Ehrnn, Eyrne, Eyrnne, Earne, Earnne, Ern and many more.
Early Notables of the Ernaut family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ernaut family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ernaut or a variant listed above: Hans David Ern settled in Philadelphia in 1744; Louis Erna settled in Philadelphia in 1877; and many other settlers who traveled to and established themselves along the eastern coasts of the United States and Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries..
Contemporary Notables of the name Ernaut (post 1700)
- Nancy Ernaut (b. 1942), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html