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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Fearber, Farber, Ferber, Farbman, Fariarz, Farbiasz, Farbstein, Farbszstein, Ferver, Ferfers, Farberson, Farbersohn and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name Farber became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farber research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1485 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Farber History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Farber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Farber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Farber, who arrived in New England in 1638

Farber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Friederich Farber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Adam Farber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Fridrich Farber made his home in Virginia in 1775

Farber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Farber, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Henry Farber settled in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Adelheid Farber arrived in New York in 1840
  • Katharina Farber came to Ohio in 1854
  • Friedr Farber, who arrived in America in 1856

Farber Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Farber settled in Ontario in 1871


  • Norma Holzmann Farber (1909-1984), American children's book writer and poet
  • Sidney Farber (1903-1973), American pediatric pathologist, eponym of Farber disease
  • Marvin Farber (1901-1980), American philosopher
  • Emanuel "Manny" Farber (1917-2008), American painter
  • Brian Farber (b. 1982), American soccer player
  • Bibi Farber (b. 1963), American Punk rocker
  • Zulima Farber (b. 1946), former Attorney General of New Jersey
  • Stacey Anne Farber (b. 1987), Canadian actress, best known for role on Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Barry Farber (b. 1930), American conservative radio talk show host, author and language-learning enthusiast


  • Farber and Allied Families of Burkhart, Hildebrand, and Albaugh by Richard H. Dodge.
  • Farber Families of an Early Ohio Pioneer Who Settled Sandy Creek Valley, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in 1806 by Samuel Edwin Weaver.

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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Farber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farber 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.

This page was last modified on 6 September 2013 at 08:48.

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