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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.

Niebuhr Early Origins



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.

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Niebuhr Spelling Variations


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Niebuhr Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Niebuhr, Niebur, Niebauer, Naber, Nabur, Nabor, Nabermann, Neibaur, Neibauer, Neibuhr, Neibur, Nieburg and many more.

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Niebuhr Early History


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Niebuhr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Niebuhr research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1415, 1459, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Niebuhr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Niebuhr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Niebuhr Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • John P. Niebuhr, who was naturalized in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1849
  • Johann Niebuhr, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Niebuhr (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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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. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. 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).
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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