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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Eicherdörfer family. The Eicherdörfer surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that lived in Bavaria, where they were a noted presence in the social and cultural life of the area.

Early Origins of the Eicherdörfer family


The surname Eicherdörfer 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.

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Early History of the Eicherdörfer family

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Early History of the Eicherdörfer family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eicherdörfer research.
Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1788, 1857 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Eicherdörfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eicherdörfer Spelling Variations

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Eicherdörfer Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Eicherdörfer 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.

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Early Notables of the Eicherdörfer family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Eicherdörfer family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the name Eicherdörfer 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 Eicherdörfer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Eicherdörfer family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Eicherdörfer family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Eicherdörfer or a variant listed above: 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..

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