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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Seiberlich. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Seiberlich family.

Seiberlich Early Origins



The surname Seiberlich was first found in the northern regions, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the area. Chronicles trace the name back to Sybrecht in the early Middle Ages, when it was also found in its Latin form Sybertus. Both forms appear in Breslau chronicles of 1320. Another possible origin is "Sigbert." From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory an important contributor to the development of the nation.

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Seiberlich Spelling Variations


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Seiberlich 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 Seiberlich include Seibert, Seibrecht, Seybert, Sybert, Seiberth, Sybrecht and many more.

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Seiberlich Early History


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Seiberlich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seiberlich research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1661 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Seiberlich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seiberlich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seiberlich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seiberlich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Seiberlichs to arrive in North America, and among them were: Conrad Seibert, who at the age of 31 emigrated with his family to England or America in 1709; Bernard Seibert arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; as did Adam Seibert in 1742.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seiberlich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seiberlich (post 1700)



  • Frank Seiberlich (b. 1874), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Twenty-Second Suffolk District, 1903-05; Member of Massachusetts State Senate Eighth Suffolk District, 1906
  • Edward B. Seiberlich, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Seiberlich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seiberlich 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 09:21.

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