The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Eichedörfer family. Eichedörfer is a local
name. Eichedörfer is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria
, where they were a noted presence in the social and cultural life of the area.
Early Origins of the Eichedörfer family
The surname Eichedörfer was first found in Bavaria
, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Heinrich von Eichendorff, who was Governor of Lebus around 1353, and Otto von Eichendorff, who acquired the estate Pilgram between 1485 and 1499, where after his brother Peter von Eichendorff auf Petersdorff took over. It was already known in 1256 that the Eichendorff family possessed extensive and numerous estates.
Early History of the Eichedörfer family
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Eichedörfer Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Eichedörfer include Eichendorff, Eichendorf, Eichentorf, Eichendorfer, Eichendoerfer, Eichendoerfler, Eichendoerffler, Eichdorff, Eichdorf, Eichtorf, Eichdorfer, Eichdoerfer, Eichdoerfler, Eichdoerffler, Eichedorff, Eichedorf, Eichetorf, Eichedorfer, Eichedoerfer, Eichedoerfler, Eichedoerffler, Eicherdorff, Eicherdorf, Eichertorf, Eicherdorfer, Eicherdoerfer, Eicherdoerfler and many more.
Early Notables of the Eichedörfer family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Eichedörfer in this period include Baron
Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857), who was a Romantic Silesian poet, renowned for his nature poetry... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eichedörfer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eichedörfer family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Eichedörfers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Peter Eichendorf, who arrived in New York in 1884; Justine Eichendorf, who came to New York in 1884; Johann Eichendorf, who came to New York in 1884; and Jacob Eichendorf, who arrived in New York in 1884..