Re: Ewert...what does it mean?
My Ewerts came from the German Empire in the 1890s to Cleveland, Ohio. One of the German or Prussian lists gave me this info (can't remember exactly what list, though):
North German: variant of Eberhardt.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements eber ‘wild boar’ (Old High German, Old Saxon ebur) + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University
I guess we're all "boaring"!