Geib History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Geib family

The surname Geib was first found in Bavaria, where the name Geibel was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Geib family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geib research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1763 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Geib History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geib Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Geibel, Geibler, Geidel, Gebel, Gebl, Gebler and others.

Early Notables of the Geib family (pre 1700)

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


United States Geib migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geib Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Geib, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • Johann Henrich Geib, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • David Geib, who settled in America in 1752
Geib Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Geib, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1894
Geib Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ella Geib, aged 5, who immigrated to the United States from Mackenbach, Germany, in 1906
  • Franz Geib, aged 24, who landed in America from Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1906
  • Catharine Geib, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Mackenbach, Germany, in 1906
  • Emil Geib, aged 21, who landed in America from Machenbach, Germany, in 1907
  • Heinrich Geib, aged 15, who landed in America from Hannover, Germany, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Geib (post 1700) +

  • Johannes "John" Geib Sr., German-born, American organ maker, founder of The Geib Company which sold pianofortes, organs, and sheet music in New York City


  1. ^ 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)


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