The ancestral home of the Buber family is in the German province of Bavaria
. Buber 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 Buber 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. Buber 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 Buber family
The surname Buber 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 Buber family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buber research.Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1644, 1681, 1704, 1714, and 1824 are included under the topic Early Buber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buber 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 Buber 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 Buber family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Buber 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 Buber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buber family to the New World and Oceana
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 Buber or a variant listed above:
Buber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Conrath Buber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Buber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Magdalena Buber, aged 14, who arrived in America from Alexandria, Russia, in 1905
- Paulina Buber, aged 17, who arrived in America from Alexandria, Russia, in 1905
- Abram Buber, aged 20, who arrived in America from Odessa, Russia, in 1906
- Anton Buber, aged 35, who arrived in America from Larebrwken, Germany, in 1907
- Michelina Buber, aged 21, who arrived in America from Tilipow, Russia, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Buber (post 1700)
- Solomon Buber (1827-1906), Jewish Galician scholar and editor of Hebrew works
- Martin Buber (1878-1965), Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher