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The Ertel surname is the South German form of a name derived from the Old High German word "ort," meaning the "point of a sword or spear."

Ertel Early Origins



The surname Ertel was first found in Bavaria and Austria, where the Ertel form was frequent. Early records include Orto of Mendfeld, said to have been living in 1260 in Wertheim, Main; and Thietrich an dem Orte, a resident of Basel, in 1271.

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Ertel Spelling Variations


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Ertel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ertl, Ertelt, Erdtel and others.

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Ertel Early History


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Ertel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ertel research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1377 is included under the topic Early Ertel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ertel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ertel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ertel 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:

Ertel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentin Ertel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Valentine Ertel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762

Ertel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernhard Ertel, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ertel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ertel (post 1700)



  • Allen Edward Ertel (1937-2015), American Democratic politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1977-1983)
  • Hans Ertel (1904-1971), German natural scientist, pioneer in geophysics, meteorology and hydrodynamics

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Ertel Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Ertel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ertel 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 December 2015 at 11:43.

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