Sieber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the German surname Sieber 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 Sieber family

The surname Sieber 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 Sieber family

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

Sieber 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 Sieber family (pre 1700)

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


United States Sieber migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sieber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lorentz Sieber and Conrath Siebers, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1732
  • Peter Sieber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768 [1]
  • Georg Sieber, who arrived in America in 1782 [1]
Sieber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry G Sieber, who landed in New York in 1834 [1]
  • Martin Sieber, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844 [1]
  • Andreas Otto Sieber, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Francis Sieber, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856 [1]
  • Wilh Sieber, who arrived in America in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sieber (post 1700) +

  • Christopher Sieber (b. 1969), American Tony Award-nominated actor
  • Joseph B. Sieber, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1924, 1926 [2]
  • Lothar Sieber (1922-1945), German test pilot who was killed in the first vertical take-off manned rocket flight
  • Rolf Sieber (b. 1929), East German Ambassador to the U.S.A. (1974-78)
  • Guenter Sieber (b. 1930), who began as a forestry worker in Ilmenau and ended as the East German Ambassador to Poland (1973-80)
  • Ernst Sieber (1927-2018), Swiss pastor and social activist, founder of Sozialwerke Pfarrer Sieber
  • Christoph Sieber (b. 1971), Austrian Olympic sailor
  • Franz Wilhelm Sieber (1789-1844), botanist born in Prague

Bismarck
  • Arthur Sieber (1919-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Willi Sieber (1920-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Alfred Sieber (1916-1941), German Bootsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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