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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.

Sieb Early Origins



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.

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Sieb Spelling Variations


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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.

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Sieb Early History


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Sieb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sieb research. Another 250 words (18 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.

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Sieb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sieb Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sieb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sieb (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Sieb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sieb 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 16 November 2015 at 16:00.

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