The ancestral home of the Errhart family is in the German province of Bavaria
. Errhart is a German nickname
surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. It is a name for a courageous or honorable person. The surname Errhart is composed of two German words meaning honor and bravery.
Early Origins of the Errhart family
The surname Errhart was first found in Bavaria
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Saint Erhard of Regensburg was bishop of Regensburg in the 7th century. He was also known as Abbot Erhard of Ebersheim Munster
. He was canonized on the 8th of October 1052, by Pope Leo IX.
Early History of the Errhart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Errhart research.Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1824, 1391, 1573, 1854 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Errhart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Errhart Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Errhart include Ehrhardt, Ehrhart, Erhart, Erhard, Erhardt, Errheart, Errhart, Errhard, Errhardt, Earhart, Airhart and many more.
Early Notables of the Errhart family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Errhart in this period include Friedrich Ehrhardt, commander of the 8th Prussian infantry brigade, who was ennobled in 1854; D. Johann Ehrhart, director of the medical school... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Errhart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Errhart family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Errhart or a variant listed above: Henrich Ehrhardt, who settled in New York in 1709-1710; Heinrich Ehrhart, who settled in Philadelphia in 1766; Johan Ehrhart settled in Philadelphia in 1749.