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The name Lober is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to 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 Lober family

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

Early History of the Lober family

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Lober Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Lober include Labourer, Labor, Laborer, Labour, Laboura, Laberer, Labberer and many more.

Early Notables of the Lober family (pre 1700)

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United States Lober migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Lober were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Lober Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Lober, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
  • Lemuel Lober, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]
Lober Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Josep Manuel Lober, aged 21, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827 [1]
  • Lorenz Lober, who arrived in Indiana in 1852 [1]
  • Christian Lober, who landed in Arkansas in 1891 [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