The ancestral home of the ancestors of the Ströbele surname is the German province of Bavaria
. The Ströbele 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 Ströbele family
The surname Ströbele 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.
Early History of the Ströbele family
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Ströbele 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 Ströbele include Strobl, Strobel, Strobell, Stroebel, Stroebele (Wuerttemberg), Strobil and many more.
Early Notables of the Ströbele family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Ströbele 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 Ströbele Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ströbele family to the New World and Oceana
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 Ströbeles to arrive in North America, and among them were: Hans Georg Strobel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738 along with Michael Strobell. Leonhart Strobel came in 1743; while Ludwig and Johann Michael Strobel came in 1754. John Stroble arrived in Philadelphia in 1826.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ströbele (post 1700)
- Hans-Christian Ströbele (b. 1939), German politician and lawyer, Member of the German Bundestag for Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – Prenzlauer Berg East (1998-2017)
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