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Where did the German Eberhart family come from? What is the German Eberhart family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eberhart family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eberhart family history?The surname Eberhart is derived from the given name Eberhard, making this a patronymic surname. Patronymic surnames were a type of hereditary surname, and they arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were also widespread in Germany. As a result, many typical English and French names are of Germanic origin and have cognates in other European languages. Two early examples of the given name Eberhard are Eberhard I and Eberhard II, two successive Dukes of Württemberg.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Eberhard, Eberhardt, Eberheart, Eberhart, Ebberhard, Ebberhardt, Ebberhart, Eberhurt, Ebberhurt, Aeberhard and many more.
First found in Wuerttemberg, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name Eberhard was associated with the two dukes of Wuerttemberg, Eberhard I and his brother Eberhard II. In its later history the name became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eberhart research. Another 145 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1445, 1491, 1496, 1739, 1769, 1809, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Eberhart History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 74 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eberhart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Eberhart Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Eberhart Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Eberhart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eberhart Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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