Scheib Surname History

Early Origins of the Scheib family

The surname Scheib was first found in northern Germany, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the five hundred-year process of developing the German nation. Chronicles first mention descendents of the northern German families who early on moved deep into the south. Listed are Hainrich "aus der Scheiben" of Tirol in 1369, Hensel Scheybel in 1379, and E. Schyblin of Wuerttemberg in 1450.

Important Dates for the Scheib family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scheib research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1781, 1794, and 1798 are included under the topic Early Scheib History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scheib Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Scheib include Scheibler, Scheiber, Scheybe, Scheibe, Scheyber, Schiber and many more.

Early Notables of the Scheib family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Scheib during this time period were Carl Friedrich Scheibler, who was the son of the famous Prussian doctor and professor of natural history in Stargard. Carl Friedrich was a...
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Scheib migration to the United States

Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Scheib Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hieronimus Scheib, who settled in New York State in 1710
  • Martin Scheib and Johann Jacob Scheibe, who settled in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Vallentin Scheib, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Martin Scheib, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Hans Georg Scheib, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733
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Scheib Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henrich Scheib, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840 [1]
  • Miss Scheib, who landed in North America in 1845 [1]
  • Johann Georg Scheib, who arrived in North America in 1852 [1]
  • Georg Scheib, aged 45, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Joseph Scheib, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Scheib (post 1700)

  • Walter Stanley Scheib (1954-2015), American chef, White House Executive Chef (1994-2005)
  • Jay Scheib (b. 1969), American stage director, Associate Professor of Theater Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Carl Alvin Scheib (b. 1927), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1943 to 1954, the youngest player in the American League in 1943 and 1944
  • Samuel Scheib, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 2nd District, 1932 [2]
  • Raymond L. Scheib, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 15th District, 1960 [2]
  • Mark Anthony Scheib (b. 1967), New Zealand sprint canoeist, semifinalist of the K-4 1000 m event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from
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