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The ancient and distinguished German surname Herbig is patronymic in origin, deriving from the name of the father of the original bearer. The early German personal name Herwig means "battle-worthy," and was made popular through the "Gudrun Lied," a Middle High German epic poem written between 1220 and 1250 which featured a character named Herwig, the king of Zealand, Denmark. The name was common under many spelling variations in several areas of medieval Germany, such as Silesia (Harbig), Saxony (Herbig), and Swabia (Herweger).

Herbig Early Origins



The surname Herbig was first found in northern Germany, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The earliest documentation of the name dates back to 1285, when Herwich kolere was recorded to be living in Stralsund in 1285. The name was first recorded as a surname in 1385, borne by Teml Herwich of Budweis. The young Herbig family was instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in the country's early history and contributing greatly to the development of medieval German society.

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Herbig Spelling Variations


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Herbig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Herwig, Harwig, Harbig, Herbig, Herwegh, Herbing, Herweg, Harweg, Herwich and many more.

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Herbig Early History


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Herbig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herbig research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1385, 1427, 1638, 1696, 1785, 1817, 1845, 1855, 1858, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Herbig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herbig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herbig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herbig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herbig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Herbig, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Jean Herbig, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Herbig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Herbig, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1852
  • Jakob Herbig, aged 32, arrived in America in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herbig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herbig (post 1700)



  • George Howard Herbig (1920-1175), American astronomer at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, eponym of the 11754 Herbig, a tiny Main belt asteroid
  • Michael Herbig (b. 1968), German film director, actor and author
  • Günther Herbig (b. 1931), German conductor

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Herbig Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Herbig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herbig 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 January 2014 at 09:45.

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