The Eszterhazy family name is thought to be habitational, deriving from the name of a now-lost settlement called Esterháza near Dunajská Streda in present day Slovakia.
Early Origins of the Eszterhazy family
The surname Eszterhazy was first found in southwestern Slovakia, part of the Kingdom of Hungary at the time, where they were low gentry. From 1421 on, they were the owners of a property in Galanta, and Ferenc Zerházy (1563-1594) was elevated to the title of Baron
of Galántha. The family further rose in prominence under Count Nikolaus Esterházy (1583-1645) and his son, Prince Paul Esterházy (1635-1713).
Early History of the Eszterhazy family
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Early Notables of the Eszterhazy family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name in this era Baron
Daniel Esterhazy de Galantha (1585-1654), a Hungarian noble, the founder of the Csesznek branch of the House of Esterhazy; and Pál Esterhazy, Fürst Esterházy von Galantha, (1635-1713), a Hungarian... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eszterhazy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eszterhazy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Josef Esterhazy, who arrived at Ellis Island
, New York on Dec. 5, 1899, aboard the "Friesland"; and Paul Esterhazy, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York on Jan 14, 1908 aboard the ".