Stroebele History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestral home of the ancestors of the Stroebele surname is the German province of Bavaria. The Stroebele 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. There are also instances of this surname that are habitational; that is, they derive any of the several places named Ströbel.

Early Origins of the Stroebele family

The surname Stroebele was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became a vital part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Important Dates for the Stroebele family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stroebele research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1714, 1743, 1784, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Stroebele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stroebele 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 Stroebele include Strobl, Strobel, Strobell, Stroebel, Stroebele (Wuerttemberg), Strobil and many more.

Early Notables of the Stroebele family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Stroebele in this period include Michael Strobel von Haustatt und Schwanenfeld, an official for forestry and tolls in Tyrol, who was ennobled for his...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stroebele Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stroebele 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:

Stroebele Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albert Stroebele, aged 56, originally from New York, US, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Bremen" from Bremen, Germany [1]
  • Martin Stroebele, aged 40, originally from Hamburg, Germ., arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Deutschland (1923)" from Hamburg, Germany [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stroebele (post 1700)

  • Stefanie Stroebele, American actress, known for Free Parking and Heimweg (1996)
  • Jonnathon Stroebele, American police officer on the series Alaska State Troopers (2009-2015)

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP5-FJ7 : 6 December 2014), Albert Stroebele, 18 Aug 1908; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Bremen, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNWX-CJZ : 6 December 2014), Martin Stroebele, 11 Oct 1924; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Deutschland (1923), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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