Ertl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ertl research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1377 is included under the topic Early Ertl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ertl Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ertl family (pre 1700)

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United States Ertl migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ertl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jakob Ertl, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • Georg Joseph Ertl, who arrived in America in 1859 [1]
  • Joh Bapt Ertl, who arrived in America in 1869 [1]
Ertl Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Loreng Ertl, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mount Clay" from Hamburg, Germany [2]
  • Anna Ertl, aged 15, originally from Schallendorf, Austria, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "America" from Bremen, Germany [3]
  • Michel Ertl, aged 13, originally from Schallendorf, Austria, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "America" from Bremen, Germany [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ertl (post 1700) +

  • Monika Ertl (1937-1973), German-born guerrilla fighter, daughter of the Hans Ertl; she was killed fighting for her cause in Bolivia
  • Josef Ertl (1925-2000), German politician, Minister of Food and Agriculture (1969-1983)
  • Hans Ertl (1908-2000), German mountaineer and cinematographer
  • Gerhard Ertl (b. 1936), German physicist, awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Johannes Bruno "Johnny" Ertl (b. 1982), former Austrian footballer for the Austria National Team (2006-2007)
  • Harald Ertl (1948-1982), Austrian racing driver and motorsport journalist
  • Johann Ertl (b. 1909), Austrian ice hockey player who competed in the 1928 Winter Olympics
  • Martina Ertl Renz (b. 1973), German former alpine skier, recipient of two gold, silver and three bronze medals during her career in the 1990s


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NQ-T28 : 6 December 2014), Loreng Ertl, 25 Jul 1921; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Mount Clay, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VQ-LN1 : 6 December 2014), Anna Ertl, 24 Dec 1921; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VQ-LJM : 6 December 2014), Michel Ertl, 24 Dec 1921; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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