dear sissy, i have very much info. on the ebys they were chased all over europe and hid in switzerland and then came to america. my great.....grandfather...theodorus durst aebi,then changed to eby came here as the first eby. he settled in penn.earlier ebys were from northern italy...spelled ebee.theodorus ebys dad was bartlis whom iam still looking for born about 1594. i have been studing my family name for about 2 years and was very surprised that they were from italy and then switzerland.i have so much info. i hope to find exactly who your looking for. keep in touch on your study and please relay any new info. to me. by the way two eby historians claim the ebys go back thousands of years!!! what a great name. i will try to help you if i can.