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Where did the German Straub family come from? What is the German Straub family crest and coat of arms? When did the Straub family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Straub family history?The Straub surname is derived from the Old High German "strub, " equivalent to the Latin "strobilus," meaning "unkempt." As such, it was probably originally a nickname for someone who appeared scruffy-haired. Nickname surnames came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Straub include Straub, Strube, Struwe, Strufe, Strob, Strauber, Strauble, Strubel, Strobel, Strubing, Struwing and many more.
First found in the southern provinces of mediaeval Germany, where the name Straub was closely identified in this period with the feudal society that would eventually shape the course of European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches in Southern Bavaria, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Straub research. Another 199 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Straub History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Straub Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Straub:
Straub Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Straub Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Straub Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Straub 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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