Silverberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Silverberg lie in the region of Hessen. The name literally means "silver," and was most likely originally borne by a silversmith.

Early Origins of the Silverberg family

The surname Silverberg was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The earliest recorded variant of the name was Silberer, borne by a resident of Esslingen in 1279.

Early History of the Silverberg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silverberg research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1640, 1678, 1683, 1734, 1753, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Silverberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Silverberg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Silbermann, Silberman, Silver, Silber, Suelber, Suelver, Silberer, Silbert, Sylver, Sylvermann, Sylverman, Silvermann, Silverman, Sylber, Silvernail and many more.

Early Notables of the Silverberg family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silverberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Silverberg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Silverberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A B Silverberg, who landed in Mississippi in 1890 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Silverberg (post 1700) +

  • Jake Silverberg (b. 1996), American professional racing cyclist
  • Robert Silverberg (b. 1935), American Hugo and Nebula Award winning author and editor, inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, a Grand Master of SF
  • Pincus "Pinky" Silverberg (1904-1964), nicknamed Young Silverberg, an American flyweight boxer who held the National Boxing Association (NBA) flyweight title in 1927, inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007
  • Kristen Silverberg (b. 1970), American diplomat, United States Ambassador to the European Union from 2008 to 2009
  • Ira Silverberg, American literary agent and editor in the New York
  • Brad Silverberg, American computer scientist and businessman, noted for his work at Microsoft from 1990 to 1999, PC Magazine's Person of the Year in 1995 for his leadership of Windows 95


  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)


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