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*EBURAZ *HARDUZ > EBERHARD

This name comes from the Germanic “Eberhard”, composed of two elements: “*eburaz” (wild boar) plus “*harduz” (hard, strong, brave, valiant, powerful), and thus means "brave boar, bold wild boar." Less literal interpretations provide the meaning of "skillful hunter," or "strong as a boar". It was brought to England by the Normans, where it was later unified with the Old English name Eoforheard. Duke Eberhard Louis was the tenth Duke of Württemberg, from 1692 until 1733. Eberhard Louis was born in Stuttgart, the third child of Duke William Louis and his wife, Magdalena Sibylla of Hesse-Darmstadt. After the early and unexpected death of his father in 1677, the royal court decided to give guardianship of Eberhard Louis to his uncle, Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental.

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