The ancestral home of the Sciberras family is Bavaria
. Sciberras is a local
name for a person who lived in Bavaria
and Hessen, where this family became an important contributor to the development of the district from ancient times.
Early Origins of the Sciberras family
The surname Sciberras was first found in Bavaria
and Hessen, where this family name became an important contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Siebold became an integral part of that turbulent region, forming alliances with other families within the feudal
Early History of the Sciberras family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sciberras research.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1816, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Sciberras History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sciberras Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Sciberras include Siebold, Sibbald, Siebel, Sieble, Siebelt, Siebald, Sieboldt, Siebolt, Sieboltt, Sibbalt, Sibbaltt, Siebeld, Siebeltt, Siebalt and many more.
Early Notables of the Sciberras family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Sciberras in this period include the Siebolds of Wuerzburg, who were renowned for their contributions to medical surgery in the nineteenth century; Carl Caspar Siebold was one of the most famous German surgeons of the time, and... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sciberras Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sciberras family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Sciberras or a variant listed above: John Sieble, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751. Peter Sieboldt came to Pennsylvania in 1803; Mary Sibbald came to California in 1853; Paul Siebald came to Allegheny Count, Pa. in 1855.