The ancient roots of the Sirbaugh family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. Sirbaugh was a local
name, for someone who lived in Bavaria
and Hessen, where this family became an important contributor to the development of the district from ancient times.
Early Origins of the Sirbaugh family
The surname Sirbaugh was first found in Bavaria
and Hessen, where this family name became an important contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Siebold became an integral part of that turbulent region, forming alliances with other families within the feudal
Early History of the Sirbaugh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sirbaugh research.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1816, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Sirbaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sirbaugh Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Sirbaugh include Siebold, Sibbald, Siebel, Sieble, Siebelt, Siebald, Sieboldt, Siebolt, Sieboltt, Sibbalt, Sibbaltt, Siebeld, Siebeltt, Siebalt and many more.
Early Notables of the Sirbaugh family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Sirbaugh in this period include the Siebolds of Wuerzburg, who were renowned for their contributions to medical surgery in the nineteenth century; Carl Caspar Siebold was one of the most famous German surgeons of the time, and... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sirbaugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sirbaugh family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Sirbaugh surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Sieble, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751. Peter Sieboldt came to Pennsylvania in 1803; Mary Sibbald came to California in 1853; Paul Siebald came to Allegheny Count, Pa. in 1855.