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The roots of the distinguished German surname Priebe can be traced back to the duchy of Silesia. The name is an East German/Slavic short form for the name "Pribislav" or "Pribislaw"; as a surname, it indicates "son of Pribislav or Pribislaw." Alternatively, the name may be derived from the name of the medieval township of Pribus; in this case, the surname would indicate someone hailing from this area.

Priebe Early Origins



The surname Priebe was first found in military states, where the personal name "Pribislaw" was most popular. The name came to be associated with military prowess and victory in battle; it was therefore a common choice for a Christian name and was eventually adopted as a hereditary surname. The first record of Priebe as a surname dates back to 1316; there is a Priebe registered for that year in the Pommersches Urkundenbuch.

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Priebe Spelling Variations


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Priebe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Priebe, Preebe, Prebe, Preibe, Pribe, Priebke and many more.

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Priebe Early History


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Priebe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Priebe research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1413 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Priebe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Priebe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Priebe 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:

Priebe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herman Priebe, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • William Priebe, who landed in Iowa in 1879
  • Martin Priebe, aged 7, arrived in New York, NY in 1885
  • Mathilde Priebe, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1885
  • Wilhelm Priebe, aged 34, arrived in New York, NY in 1885
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Priebe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Priebe (post 1700)



  • Karl J. Priebe (1914-1976), American painter whose studies and paintings of birds, exotic animals, and African-American culture won him international recognition
  • Jeanette Brooks Priebe (b. 1937), American who instituted the first affirmative action hiring program for the Louisville metro area

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    11. ...

    The Priebe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Priebe 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 18 June 2016 at 05:59.

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