Siewert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Siewert family

The surname Siewert was first found in northern Germany, in particular Hamburg and Pomerania, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society in this region. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches in the eastern Baltic, elevating their social status by their great contributions to society through the military and civil services.

Early History of the Siewert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Siewert research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1760, 1710, 1768, 1586 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Siewert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Siewert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sievers, Siever, Sievert, Sivrit, Sievertsen, Siver, Sivers, Sivert, Siefert, Siffert, Siefers, Sieverling (Westphalia), Siewer, Siewers and many more.

Early Notables of the Siewert family (pre 1700)

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Siewert Ranking

In the United States, the name Siewert is the 17,986th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Siewert family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cornelius Siverts, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1684 with his wife Sytske Wimmers and two children. Hanna Siverts and Sophia Siverts also arrived in Germantown in 1684.


Contemporary Notables of the name Siewert (post 1700) +

  • Jake Siewert (b. 1964), 20th White House Press Secretary (2000-2001), former head of corporate communications for Goldman Sachs
  • Brian Siewert, American multiple Emmy-Award winning concert and television composer, producer, songwriter, musician, arranger and visual artist
  • Ernest R. Siewert, American politician, Mayor of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1950-53 [2]
  • Daniel Siewert, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000 [2]
  • Ruth Siewert (1915-2002), German contralto and voice teacher
  • Robert Siewert (1887-1973), German politician who fought in the German Resistance against National Socialism, survivor of Buchenwald concentration camp
  • Clara Siewert (1862-1945), German Symbolist painter, graphic artist and sculptor
  • Steven Siewert, Australian photojournalist and art photographer
  • Rachel Siewert (b. 1961), Australian Greens politician, Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens (2017-2018)


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


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