Hebber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Hebber family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Hebber comes from the Old German name Hildeberht, which literally means battle-glorious.

Early Origins of the Hebber family

The surname Hebber was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire where Marton Hall in Marton was the ancient residence of the Heber family. [1]

Important Dates for the Hebber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hebber research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1180 are included under the topic Early Hebber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hebber Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hebber include Heber, Hayburgh and others.

Early Notables of the Hebber family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hebber family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hebber or a variant listed above: John Heber arrived in New England in 1743; Mathias and Thomas Heber settled in Pennsylvania in 1753 and 1771 respectively; Joanna Heber settled in Texas in 1854..

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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