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The Sibbald family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Sibbald is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Sibbald was given to someone who lived in Bavaria and Hessen, where this family became an important contributor to the development of the district from ancient times.

Sibbald Early Origins



The surname Sibbald 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 nation.

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Sibbald Spelling Variations


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Sibbald 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 Sibbald include Siebold, Sibbald, Siebel, Sieble, Siebelt, Siebald, Sieboldt, Siebolt, Sieboltt, Sibbalt, Sibbaltt, Siebeld, Siebeltt, Siebalt and many more.

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Sibbald Early History


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Sibbald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sibbald research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1816, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Sibbald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sibbald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sibbald Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Sibbald 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 Sibbald 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 great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So 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 settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Sibbald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Sibbald, who arrived in Jamaica in 1772
  • John Sibbald, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1777

Sibbald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Sibbald, who came to New York State in 1820
  • Mary Sibbald came to California in 1853
  • Mary Sibbald, who arrived in California in 1853

Sibbald Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Sibbald, who arrived in Ontario in 1819

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sibbald (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sibbald (post 1700)



  • Robert A. Sibbald, American Democrat politician, Chair of Bergen County Democratic Party, 1913
  • Sir Robert Sibbald (1641-1722), Scottish physician and antiquary

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sibbald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sibbald 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 27 October 2010 at 13:59.

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