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The Naber surname is derived from the Middle English word neighbor, which in turn comes from the Old English words "ne-ah," meaning "near," and "gebur," or "a dweller." As a name, Naber most likely evolved from the term of address for someone living nearby.

Naber Early Origins



The surname Naber was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence on English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1222 when Ralph Neighbour held estates in that shire.

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Naber Spelling Variations


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Naber Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Naber were recorded, including Neighbour, Naybor, Nabor, Naibor, Neibor, Naybore, Nabors, Naybors, Neighbor, Neybor, Neybour, Naybour, Naybore, Neighbore, Nerboro, Nerborough and many more.

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Naber Early History


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Naber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Naber research. Another 352 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1327, 1450, 1455, 1463, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Naber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Naber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Naber Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Naber 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Naber family emigrate to North America:

Naber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Josef Naber, who came to America in 1798

Naber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marie Naber, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Margaret Naber, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Anna Naber, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Bernhard H Naber, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Catherine Nienhuis Naber, aged 38, landed in New York in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Naber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Naber (post 1700)



  • John Naber, American Swimmer, who won four gold medals at the Montreal Olympics in 1976

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Naber Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Naber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Naber 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 February 2011 at 14:26.

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