Stroebel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the ancestors of the Stroebel surname is the German province of Bavaria. The Stroebel 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. There are also instances of this surname that are habitational; that is, they derive any of the several places named Ströbel.

Early Origins of the Stroebel family

The surname Stroebel was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became a vital part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Stroebel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stroebel research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1714, 1743, 1784, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Stroebel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stroebel 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 Stroebel include Strobl, Strobel, Strobell, Stroebel, Stroebele (Wuerttemberg), Strobil and many more.

Early Notables of the Stroebel family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Stroebel in this period include Michael Strobel von Haustatt und Schwanenfeld, an official for forestry and tolls in Tyrol, who was ennobled for his...
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United States Stroebel migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Stroebels to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Stroebel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arsoni Stroebel, aged 27, who landed in America from Munich, Germany, in 1905
  • Robert Stroebel, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Stuttgart, Germany, in 1908
  • Sophie Stroebel, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • William Stroebel, who landed in America, in 1911
  • John Gge Stroebel, aged 30, who landed in America from Nurnberg, Germany, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Stroebel (post 1700) +

  • Robert J. Stroebel, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Saginaw County 1st District, 1961 [1]
  • Marie C. Stroebel, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1945 [1]
  • George Stroebel, American politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1919 [1]
  • Duey Stroebel, American Republican politician from Wisconsin [2]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2011, December 5) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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