Siebold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Siebold family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Siebold is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Siebold was given to someone who lived in Bavaria and Hessen, where this family became an important contributor to the development of the district from ancient times.

Early Origins of the Siebold family

The surname Siebold was first found in Bavaria and Hessen, where this family name became an important contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Siebold became an integral part of that turbulent region, forming alliances with other families within the feudal nation.

Important Dates for the Siebold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Siebold research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1816, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Siebold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Siebold Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Siebold include Siebold, Sibbald, Siebel, Sieble, Siebelt, Siebald, Sieboldt, Siebolt, Sieboltt, Sibbalt, Sibbaltt, Siebeld, Siebeltt, Siebalt and many more.

Early Notables of the Siebold family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Siebold in this period include the Siebolds of Wuerzburg, who were renowned for their contributions to medical surgery in the nineteenth century; Carl Caspar Siebold was one of the most famous German surgeons of the time, and...
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Siebold migration to the United States

The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Siebold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Siebold, who arrived in America in 1832 [1]
  • Christoph Siebold, who arrived in America in 1834 [1]
  • Dudge Siebold, aged 8, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Jacob Siebold, aged 3, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Jan Siebold, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Siebold (post 1700)

  • Peter Siebold, American test pilot member of the Scaled Composites astronaut team
  • Ernest E. Siebold, American politician, Village President of Franklin Park, Illinois, 1923-31 [2]
  • Heinrich von Siebold (1852-1908), German anthropologist and translator
  • Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold (1804-1885), German physiologist and zoologist

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Citations

  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, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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