Scheibe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scheibe family

The surname Scheibe was first found in northern Germany, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the five hundred-year process of developing the German nation. Chronicles first mention descendents of the northern German families who early on moved deep into the south. Listed are Hainrich "aus der Scheiben" of Tirol in 1369, Hensel Scheybel in 1379, and E. Schyblin of Wuerttemberg in 1450.

Early History of the Scheibe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scheibe research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1781, 1794, and 1798 are included under the topic Early Scheibe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scheibe Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Scheibe include Scheibler, Scheiber, Scheybe, Scheibe, Scheyber, Schiber and many more.

Early Notables of the Scheibe family (pre 1700)

Notable figures of the time with the name Scheibe were Carl Friedrich Scheibler, who was the son of the famous Prussian doctor and professor of natural history in Stargard. Carl Friedrich was a priest...
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United States Scheibe migration to the United States +

Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Scheibe were

Scheibe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Jacob Scheibe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Johan Christoph Scheibe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]
Scheibe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Julius Scheibe, who arrived in New York in 1850 [1]
  • Gottfried Scheibe, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Maria Elisabeth Scheibe, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • F W Scheibe, aged 64, who landed in Ohio in 1875 [1]
  • Jacob Scheibe, aged 18, who arrived in Ohio in 1875 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Scheibe (post 1700) +

  • Fred Karl Scheibe (b. 1911), artist, educator, and editor of a scholarly journal


  1. ^ 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)


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