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Where did the German Straube family come from? What is the German Straube family crest and coat of arms? When did the Straube family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Straube family history?

The Straube surname is derived from the Old High German "strub, " equivalent to the Latin "strobilus," meaning "unkempt." As such, it was probably originally a nickname for someone who appeared scruffy-haired. Nickname surnames came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute.

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Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Straube include Straub, Strube, Struwe, Strufe, Strob, Strauber, Strauble, Strubel, Strobel, Strubing, Struwing and many more.

First found in the southern provinces of mediaeval Germany, where the name Straub was closely identified in this period with the feudal society that would eventually shape the course of European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches in Southern Bavaria, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Straube research. Another 199 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Straube History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Straube Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Early immigration records have shown some of the first Straubes to arrive on North American shores:

Straube Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Michael Straube, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Johan Godfried Straube, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • John William Straube, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Johan August Straube, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Straube Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Catharina Straube, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • H Straube, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Heinrich Straube, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Edward Straube, who landed in America in 1849
  • F G Straube, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851


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  • Robert Straube (1938-2006), American artist
  • Erich Straube (1887-1971), German general, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Carl Siegfried Straube (1873-1950), German church musician, organist, and choral conductor
  • Oliver Straube (b. 1971), German football coach and a former player


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The Straube Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Straube 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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