The Ertl 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."
Early Origins of the Ertl family
The surname Ertl 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.
Early History of the Ertl family
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