The roots of the distinguished German surname Schaib lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "schoup," meaning "bundle/wisp of straw." It is likely that the name was initially borne by a miller, or by someone who lived near a mill.
Early Origins of the Schaib family
The surname Schaib was first found in Baden and Swabia, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The first known bearer of the name was a knight named Schaub, who lived in Strasbourg in 1293.
Early History of the Schaib family
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Schaib Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schaub, Schob, Schaublin, Schwab, Schabia, Scwab, Schaib, Schaible, Schable and many more.
Early Notables of the Schaib family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schaib family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Heinrich Schaub and his wife Anna B. Bertschinger, who settled in Carolina in 1743 with their seven children, Adam Schaub, who came to Philadelphia in 1743.