Mehring History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the German name Mehring lie within the Austrian empire. Within this region, hereditary surnames began to be adopted after the 12th century, and names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local surnames originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. When coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the initial bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the preposition is frequently dropped from surnames of this type. The Mehring family originally lived in the modern state of Austria.

Early Origins of the Mehring family

The surname Mehring was first found in Austria and the Rhineland, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Mehring family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mehring research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1557, 1613, 1627, 1665, 1704, 1801, 1806, 1824, and 1879 are included under the topic Early Mehring History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mehring Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Mehring include Mohr, More, Morher, Mohrer, Mor, Moor and others.

Early Notables of the Mehring family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Mehring were J.C.B. Mohr, who founded a well-known publishing house in 1801. Karl Friedrich Mohr (1806-1879) was the leading scientific pharmacist of his time in Germany. He invented various new...
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United States Mehring migration to the United States +

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mehring were

Mehring Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fr Mehring, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]
  • Theodor Heinr Mehring, who landed in America in 1847 [1]
  • Heinrich Mehring, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Frederick Mehring, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mehring (post 1700) +

  • Solomon D. Mehring, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904 [2]
  • Franz Mehring (1846-1919), German writer

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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