The name Sarber was brought to England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Sarber family lived in Roxburghshire
Early Origins of the Sarber family
The surname Sarber was first found in Roxburghshire
where they held a family seat
. It is believed that this family were amongst the many Norman families in dispute with King Stephen of England
, who followed David, Earl of Huntingdon
north to Scotland
, where, upon being crowned King of Scotland, granted many of his followers wide tracts of land in lowland Scotland
about 1140. The ancient seal of the family shows a Virgin and Child.
Early History of the Sarber family
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Sarber Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Service, Surface, Serfaes, Servas, Servaes, Serveas, Servais, Services, Serfice and many more.
Early Notables of the Sarber family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sarber family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Sarber or a variant listed above:
Sarber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Sarber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Sarber (post 1700)
- J. N. Sarber, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1884; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1908
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- ^ 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)