Hibler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Hibler is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a hobeller, or light horseman. A hobler held tenure on his Lord's lands by maintenance of a hobby, or horse, for use in the service of his Lord. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright. Similarly, surnames of office such as this one, included military, judicial, papal and other positions of authority, and are widespread throughout Europe. Those who were involved in the military, or feudal armies, were given names such as the English surname Archer, the French name Chevalier and the German name Jeger, which means hunter. Names that were derived from judicial and papal titles, such as Bailiffe, Squire and Abbott, are still commonly seen with the same surname spelling today.

Early Origins of the Hibler family

The surname Hibler was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Important Dates for the Hibler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hibler research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Hibler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hibler Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hibler are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hibler include Hobler, Hoble, Hobeler, Hobbeler, Hoblair, Hoblaire and many more.

Early Notables of the Hibler family (pre 1700)

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

Hibler migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hibler or a variant listed above:

Hibler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mathaus Hibler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Johann Georg Hibler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
Hibler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Hibler, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1842 [1]
  • F G Hibler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Hibler migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hibler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Simon Hibler, who landed in Canada in 1837

Contemporary Notables of the name Hibler (post 1700)

  • W. D. Hibler Jr., American Democrat politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives from Chariton County 1964 [2]
  • E. O. Hibler, American politician, Mayor of Gillette, Wyoming, 1934-36 [2]

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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