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The German surname Iber has several possible origins. Firstly, the surname may be of patronymic origin, derived from the name of the father of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname Iber comes from the Frisian personal name Ibo, which stem from either the Old High German "iwa" meaning "yew" tree, or from the Old High German "hiltja" meaning "battle, handle of a sword." Or the name could come from the Frisian personal name Eybe, a short from of Eilbert. Also Ibing, which is documented in the sources, can be a short form of Ibbers or Ibbeken. The name Iber, also appears in sources as a female personal name, as in Yba in Hamburg in the 13th century, and Ybika in Westphalia in 1275. Thus the surname can also be matronymic, derived from the personal name of the mother. Alternatively, the surname Iber can be of locative origin, from a geographical feature near which the original bearer of the name once lived or held land. Here, we find the surname Iber again deriving from the Old High German "iwa" meaning "yew" tree, suggesting that the bearer lived nest to such a tree. Also, the surname Iber may be of toponymic origin, derived from the name of the place where the original bearer of the name once lived or held land. There are many towns with the element "Ibe" in Germany, such as Ibach, Ibendahl, Eiba, Eibau, and Ibendorf. In Hamburg and Flensburg, the "b" often appears as a "p," creating names like Ipsen.

Iber Early Origins



The surname Iber was first found in Lower Saxony, where the name is connected to Bremen and Hamburg. The name also appears often in Röstock, in Mecklenburg. However, the surname Iber can be traced back to 13th century Carinthia, where one named Ivo was the archbishop in 1254. Jacob Ybing resided in Hamburg in 1266, and Godeke Yben filius Ybonis in Stralsund in 1300. Ybo de Frisia was recorded in 1301. Konrad von der Ybe was a resident of Freiberg in Saxony in the year 1412, and Franz Yban was the archpriest of that city in 1425.

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Iber Spelling Variations


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Iber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Iben, Ibe, Iber, Ibsen, Ipsen, Ibing, Iba, Iva, Ihbe, Eibe and many more.

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Iber Early History


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Iber Early History



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

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Iber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Iber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Iber 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:

Iber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hausrentz Iber arrived in Baltimore in 1869

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Iber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Iber 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.

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