Laber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Laber finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked as the laborer. This surname was originally derived from the common trades of the medieval era which transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. The laborer was also known as the taskman or the workman.

Early Origins of the Laber family

The surname Laber was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Laber family

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Laber Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Laber family name include Labourer, Labor, Laborer, Labour, Laboura, Laberer, Labberer and many more.

Early Notables of the Laber family (pre 1700)

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United States Laber migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Laber surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Laber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Catharina Laber, who arrived in Ohio in 1828 [1]
  • George Laber, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865 [1]

  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) on Facebook