Eby (surname)

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Eby (surname)
Notable members David, Abraham, Mary, Catherine, Jacob
Name origin and meaning German, a diminutive of the name 'Everard,' which is composed of the elements eber ('wild boar') and hard ('brave,' 'hardy,' or 'strong)

Name Meaning & Origin

Cemetery records

Census records

Census, United States, Ohio, Wayne County, Salt Creek Township, 1880 David Eby is in Sugar Creek Township, Wayne County, Ohio, Wayne County, Ohio, by the 1860 US Census. He remained there in the US Census for 1870 and 1880.


  • Incomplete family group sheet on Abraham Eby and David Eby. In the estate papers of Abraham Eby, there is a son David Eby listed. Other children include Catherine (William) Fox and Mary Eby. There is a granddaughter listed as Fyanna/Fianna (Abraham) Martin. I am not sure how this granddaughter ties in with the family.

Probate Court records

  • The Probate Court file #6075 for David Eby.
  • The Probate Court file #3267 for Abraham Eby. In the file, there are documents that name David Eby as a son; Mary Eby as a daughter, and Catherine (William) Fox as a daughter. There may be other clues. There are at least two other sons of Abraham, at least according to the US Census records.
  • Probate Court file #12225 for Elizabeth Eby.

Vital records





External links

  • Compiled ancestor charts available through https://familysearch.org.
  • Find-A-Grave records for Abraham and Maria C. Eby and William and Catherine (Eby) Fox.