Schreiber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Schreiber family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Schreiber is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a clerk. The name Schreiber is derived from the German word "schreiben," which means "to write" and was itself derived from the German word "schriben", and the Old German word "scriban." The Latin word "scribere" also means to write and could be a root word of this distinguished surname.

Early Origins of the Schreiber family

The surname Schreiber was first found in northern Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later be associated with noble families of great influence, having many distinguished branches, and becoming noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Schreiber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schreiber research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1758, 1763, 1784, 1791, 1805, 1810, 1839, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Schreiber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schreiber Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schreiber include Schreyber, Schreybers, Schreibers, Shriber, Shreyber and many more.

Early Notables of the Schreiber family (pre 1700)

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United States Schreiber migration to the United States +

Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North America. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them:

Schreiber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Albertus Schreiber, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Albertus Schreiber, who arrived in New York City in 1709-1710
  • Peter Schreiber, who landed in America in 1711 [1]
  • Andreas Schreiber, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1721 [1]
  • Anna Catharina Schreiber, Anna Maria Schreiber, Henrich Schreiber, Wilhelmina Schreiber, and Johann Christian Schreiber all arrived in Philadelphia in 1725
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schreiber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Schreiber, who landed in America in 1837 [1]
  • Burkhardt Schreiber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • Susanna Schreiber, aged 35, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • Phillipp Schreiber, who landed in New York in 1840 [1]
  • Christian Schreiber, aged 52, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Schreiber migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Schreiber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Martin Schreiber, aged 31, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schreiber (post 1700) +

  • Linda Schreiber (b. 1951), American soap opera writer
  • Flora Rheta Schreiber (b. 1918), American professor of English who was a syndicated columnist for the New York Times
  • Liev Schreiber (b. 1967), Tony Award-winning American actor
  • Avery Schreiber (1935-2002), American comedian and actor
  • Pablo Schreiber (b. 1978), American actor
  • Leroy A. Schreiber, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 12 aerial victories
  • Gladys R. Schreiber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [3]
  • George W. Schreiber, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Redding; Elected 1926 [3]
  • Dennis Schreiber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [3]
  • Cornell Schreiber (1881-1945), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1918-21 [3]
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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