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Where did the German Niebuhr family come from? What is the German Niebuhr family crest and coat of arms? When did the Niebuhr family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Niebuhr family history?The old German family name Niebuhr is derived from several possible sources, and no doubt different families of this name emerged independently during the era in which surnames first began to be used. The Low German word 'nabur' meant "neighbor," and then came to be used as a surname. There was also a place named Nabern near Kustrin, a river so named in Wurtemburg, as well as a St. Nabor in the Alsace region.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Niebuhr, Niebur, Niebauer, Naber, Nabur, Nabor, Nabermann, Neibaur, Neibauer, Neibuhr, Neibur, Nieburg and many more.
First found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Niebuhr research. Another 240 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1415, 1459, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Niebuhr History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Niebuhr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Niebuhr Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Niebuhr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Niebuhr 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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