The old German family name Niebuhr is derived from several possible sources, and no doubt different families of this name emerged independently during the era in which surnames first began to be used. The Low German word 'nabur' meant "neighbor," and then came to be used as a surname. There was also a place named Nabern near Kustrin, a river so named in Wurtemburg, as well as a St. Nabor in the Alsace region.
Early Origins of the Niebuhr family
The surname Niebuhr was first found in Prussia
, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Niebuhr family
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Niebuhr Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Niebuhr, Niebur, Niebauer, Naber, Nabur, Nabor, Nabermann, Neibaur, Neibauer, Neibuhr, Neibur, Nieburg and many more.
Early Notables of the Niebuhr family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Niebuhr family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Niebuhr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J P Niebuhr, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- John P. Niebuhr, who was naturalized in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1849
- Johann Niebuhr, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851
Contemporary Notables of the name Niebuhr (post 1700)
- Ursula Mary Niebuhr (1908-1997), American academic and theologian
- Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), American theologian, philosopher and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
- Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), American politician, Representative from New York 19th District, 1932; Socialist Candidate for Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention at-large, 1937 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Helmut Richard Niebuhr (1894-1962), one of the most important German Christian theological ethicists in 20th century
- Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1776-1831), Danish-German statesman and historian
- Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815), German mathematician, cartographer, and explorer