Sivert Surname History

Early Origins of the Sivert family

The surname Sivert was first found in northern Germany, in particular Hamburg and Pomerania, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society in this region. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches in the eastern Baltic, elevating their social status by their great contributions to society through the military and civil services.

Important Dates for the Sivert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sivert research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1760, 1710, 1768, 1586 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Sivert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sivert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sievers, Siever, Sievert, Sivrit, Sievertsen, Siver, Sivers, Sivert, Siefert, Siffert, Siefers, Sieverling (Westphalia), Siewer, Siewers and many more.

Early Notables of the Sivert family (pre 1700)

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Sivert migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sivert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Georg Sivert, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753
  • John Georg Sivert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sivert (post 1700)

  • Sivert Samuelson (1883-1958), South African cricketer


  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)
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