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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.

Schreiber Early Origins



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.

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Schreiber Spelling Variations


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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.

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Schreiber Early History


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Schreiber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schreiber research. Another 283 words (20 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.

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Schreiber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schreiber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schreiber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North Ameri ca. 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
  • Albertus Schreiber, who arrived in New York City in 1709-1710
  • Peter Schreiber, who landed in America in 1711
  • Andreas Schreiber, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1721
  • 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
  • Burkhardt Schreiber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Susanna Schreiber, aged 35, arrived in America in 1839
  • Phillipp Schreiber, who landed in New York in 1840
  • Christian Schreiber, aged 52, landed in America in 1843
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Schreiber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martin Schreiber, aged 31, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schreiber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schreiber (post 1700)



  • Gladys R. Schreiber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • George W. Schreiber, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Redding; Elected 1926
  • Dennis Schreiber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • Cornell Schreiber (1881-1945), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1918-21
  • Benjamin F. Schreiber, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1940-55; Appointed 1940
  • Albert H. Schreiber, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1932
  • Harry Schreiber, American politician, Candidate for Secretary of State of Ohio, 1926
  • Jacob Schreiber, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Ulster County, 1928
  • John Schreiber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Martin James Schreiber (b. 1939), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1963; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1971-79; Governor of Wisconsin, 1977-79
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Schreiber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schreiber 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.

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