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The surname Sobbe has several possible origins, both Germanic and Slavi c. Firstly, the name Sobbe may have originated with a nickname. It would stem from the Low German term "sobbe" meaning "drinker" or "alcoholic," indicating a heavy drinker. The surname Sobbe may also be of toponymic origins, referring to a place where the original bearer may once have lived or held land. In this case the name is connected to Saxony, where Zobersdorf is located in the Elster region and a Grosse-Zöbern in the Plauen region. The name may also have patronymic origins, indicating the son of Sobbe. The surname Sobbe may then be derived from the old Germanic personal name Zobbo, whose origins are unknown, but was widespread in the Lower Rhine Valley. Or the surname Sobbe could be derived from the diminutive of the Germanic personal name Sigiwin, from the Old High German "sigu" and "wini" meaning "victory" and "friend." Sobbe could also be Slavic in origin, possibly a patronymic form of the Slavic personal name Sobieslaw, which is represented in German as Sobisch or Zobisch. The personal name is derived from the Old Slavic "sobe" meaning "take for oneself" or "sob" meaning "combat cooperative" and "slav" meaning "fame." Or the surname could be a short form or diminutive of the surname Sobotta, which is of Slavic origin meaning "Saturday" or "sabbath." The word usually referred to weekly markets which were held on Saturdays. Someone who attended that market on a regular basis may have been given this name.

Sobbe Early Origins



The surname Sobbe was first found in Saxony, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name dates back to the 12th century when the name Sobisch was a Slavic ducal name in Bohemia. Germanic forms of the name were recorded later. Werner Sobbe was recorded in Rostock in 1300, Sobeslaus Wacker in Breslau in 1319, Goswin Sobbe in the Ruhr region of Westfalia in 1401, and Sigemunt Czober in Freiberg in 1467.

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Sobbe Spelling Variations


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Sobbe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sobbe, Söbbe, Subbe, Zober, Zoberer, Sobotta, Soberg, Zobisch and many more.

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Sobbe Early History


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Sobbe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sobbe research. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1382, 1411, 1552, 1553 and 1571 are included under the topic Early Sobbe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sobbe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sobbe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Sobbe at this time were Engelbrecht Sobbe, who was a knight and Simon Sobbe, who was a "fishmaster" in a German religious order in 1382. Heine Sobbe was a gold smith...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sobbe 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 were:

Sobbe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Sobbe, who came to New York in 1776

Sobbe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herm Heinr Sobbe, who arrived in America in 1819
  • Charles Frederich Sobbe was naturalized in Illinois in 1840
  • Marg Sobbe, who landed in America in 1846
  • Joh Bern Sobbe, who landed in America in 1846
  • M Franziska Sobbe, who arrived in America in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sobbe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christian Sobbe, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1780

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. 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).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sobbe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sobbe 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.

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