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Siffer Early Origins



The surname Siffer 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.

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Siffer Spelling Variations


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Siffer 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.

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Siffer Early History


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Siffer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Siffer research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1760, 1710, 1768, 1586 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Siffer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Siffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Siffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Siffer 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: 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Siffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Siffer 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 11 October 2012 at 14:38.

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