Show ContentsBieber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Bieber family is in the German province of Bavaria. Bieber 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 Bieber 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. Bieber is also a local type of surname and there are numerous places named Bieber and Bieberach in several localities in Germany.

Early Origins of the Bieber family

The surname Bieber 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.

Early History of the Bieber family

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Bieber 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 Bieber 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.

Early Notables of the Bieber family

Prominent among members of the name Bieber in this period include

  • Bavarian Major General Sigmund Bieber who was raised to the nobility in 1824[1]...

Bieber Ranking

In the United States, the name Bieber is the 7,431st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2] However, in France, the name Bieber is ranked the 7,900th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [3]

United States Bieber migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Biebers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Bieber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Bieber, who settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Georg Bieber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744 [4]
  • Andreas Bieber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [4]
  • Anton Bieber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [4]
  • Hans Michel Bieber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [4]
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Bieber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heiner Bieber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [4]
  • Johannes Bieber, who arrived in America in 1834 [4]
  • Johann Wilhelm Bieber, who landed in Ohio in 1836 [4]
  • Jacob Bieber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County,Pennsylvania in 1840 [4]
  • George Frederick and Jacob Bieber both of whom arrived in Allegheny County in 1840
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Bieber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Johann Bieber, aged 18, who arrived in America in 1900 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bieber (post 1700) +

  • Justin Drew Bieber (b. 1994), Canadian pop-R&B singer, from London, Ontario, awarded a Grammy Award, 15 American Music Awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards, a Latin Grammy Award, a record 21 MTV Europe Music Awards and three MTV Video Music Awards
  • Owen Frederick Bieber (1929-2020), American labor union activist, President of the United Automobile Workers (1983–1995)
  • Irving Bieber (1909-1991), American psychoanalyst
  • Nita Bieber (b. 1926), American film and stage actress and dancer
  • David J Bieber (b. 1910), American educational administrator
  • Margarete Bieber (b. 1879), American archaeologist and educator
  • Sidney Bieber, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from District of Columbia, 1908 [5]
  • Owen F. Bieber (b. 1929), American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Kent County Democratic Party, 1964-67; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996 [5]
  • Frank W. Bieber, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 46th District, 1915-16 [5]
  • Christie Ann Bieber, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008 [5]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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