Sieb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the German surname Sieb can be traced to the Old Germanic word "Siebmacher," meaning "sieve maker." The surname is occupational in origin, and was most likely originally borne by someone who held this position.

Early Origins of the Sieb family

The surname Sieb was first found in the territory of Meissen in eastern Saxony, where the name could be considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern European. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the widespread tribal and national conflicts, with each group seeking power and status in an unstable territorial profile.

Early History of the Sieb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sieb research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1816, 1818, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Sieb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sieb Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sieber, Sieb, Seeb, Seeber, Seaver, Sieberer, Siebmacher, Siebers, Siebe, Siebmann, Siep, Sieper, Sieppert, Siebert, Siepmann, Siber and many more.

Early Notables of the Sieb family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sieb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Sieb family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lorentz Sieber and Conrath Siebers, who sailed to Philadelphia, and Valentine Seaver to Virginia all in 1732. Among the many other family members to follow these first settlers were: Jurig Sibert, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1738.


Contemporary Notables of the name Sieb (post 1700) +

  • Richard A. Sieb, American politician, Mayor of Monroe, Michigan, 1970-71 [1]
  • Joseph Sieb (d. 1998), American politician, Village President of Norridge, Illinois, 1951-98; Appointed 1951 [1]
  • John L. Sieb (b. 1864), American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Racine County 1st District, 1931-32, 1935-40 [1]
  • Sieb Dijkstra (b. 1966), Dutch former football goalkeeper


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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