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The ancestral home of the Biebel family is in the German province of Bavaria. Biebel is a German nickname surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. It is a name for a person who was known as hard-working or industrious. The distinguished name Biebel is derived from the Old German word beber, which meant beaver. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals were popular. These associations were reflected in folk tales, mythology, and legends that portrayed animals behaving as humans. Biebel is also a local type of surname and there are numerous places named Bieber and Bieberach in several localities in Germany.

Biebel Early Origins



The surname Biebel was first found in Bavaria, where the name Bieber was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of early European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Biebel Spelling Variations


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Biebel 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 Biebel include Bieber, Biber, Bieben, Biebel, Biebele, Bieble, Biebber, Biebben, Biebbel, Biebele, Biebble, Beiber, Beiben, Beibel, Beibele, Beible, Beibber, Beibben, Beibbel, Beibbele, Beibble, Byber, Byben, Bybel, Bybele, Byble, Bybber, Bybben, Bybbel, Bybbele, Bybble, Beyber, Beyben, Beybel, Beybele, Beyble, Beybber, Beybben, Beybbel, Beybbele, Beybble and many more.

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Biebel Early History


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Biebel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biebel research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1644, 1681, 1704, 1714, and 1824 are included under the topic Early Biebel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Biebel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biebel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Biebel in this period include Heinrich Johann Franz von Biber (1644-1704), a German violinist and composer, who served for many years as the musical conductor at Salzburg. He...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Biebel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Biebel or a variant listed above:

Biebel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Adam Biebel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johann Daniel Biebel, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johanne Daniel Biebel who was listed as having arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1754

Biebel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Biebel, Jr. who arrived in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1850
  • John, Biebel Jr., who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Biebel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Biebel (post 1700)



  • Frederick K. Biebel Jr. (b. 1926), American Republican politician, Delegate to Connecticut State Constitutional Convention 3rd District, 1965

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Biebel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biebel 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.

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