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The surname Farber was first found in Austria, where the name Farber became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fearber, Farber, Ferber, Farbman, Fariarz, Farbiasz, Farbstein, Farbszstein, Ferver, Ferfers, Farberson, Farbersohn and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farber research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1485 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Farber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Farber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Farber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Farber, who arrived in New England in 1638

Farber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Friederich Farber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Adam Farber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Fridrich Farber made his home in Virginia in 1775

Farber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Farber, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Henry Farber settled in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Adelheid Farber arrived in New York in 1840
  • Katharina Farber came to Ohio in 1854
  • Friedr Farber, who arrived in America in 1856

Farber Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Farber settled in Ontario in 1871
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  • Norma Holzmann Farber (1909-1984), American children's book writer and poet
  • Sidney Farber (1903-1973), American pediatric pathologist, eponym of Farber disease
  • Marvin Farber (1901-1980), American philosopher
  • Emanuel "Manny" Farber (1917-2008), American painter
  • Brian Farber (b. 1982), American soccer player
  • Bibi Farber (b. 1963), American Punk rocker
  • Zulima Farber (b. 1946), former Attorney General of New Jersey
  • Stacey Anne Farber (b. 1987), Canadian actress, best known for role on Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Barry Farber (b. 1930), American conservative radio talk show host, author and language-learning enthusiast
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  • Farber and Allied Families of Burkhart, Hildebrand, and Albaugh by Richard H. Dodge.
  • Farber Families of an Early Ohio Pioneer Who Settled Sandy Creek Valley, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in 1806 by Samuel Edwin Weaver.
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    Other References

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    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Farber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farber 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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