Schriber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Schriber family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Schriber 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 Schriber 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 Schriber family

The surname Schriber 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 Schriber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schriber 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 Schriber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schriber 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 Schriber include Schreyber, Schreybers, Schreibers, Shriber, Shreyber and many more.

Early Notables of the Schriber family (pre 1700)

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


United States Schriber migration to the United States +

For many Germans, emigration to North America was an inviting alternative to the trials of life in the old country. From the mid-17th into the present century, thousands of Germans migrated across the Atlantic. They capitalized on the chance to escape poverty and persecution, and to own their own land. After 1650, Germans settled throughout the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also landed in Canada, settling in Ontario or father west on the rich land of the prairies. Among them:

Schriber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Albertus Schriber, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Jacob Schriber, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Tieleman Schriber, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Lorene Schriber, aged 26, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Johans Schriber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schriber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Schriber, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Augustus Schriber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schriber (post 1700) +

  • Alan R. Schriber, American economist, former chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)
  • Louis Schriber, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Paul Schriber, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944 [2]
  • Frederick R. Schriber (b. 1890), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1935-38; Defeated, 1932, 1940 [2]
  • Sasha A. Schriber, Swiss film director awarded "Best Screenplay" at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2010 for her film Open Diaries


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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