Strub History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Strub family began in the historic kingdom of Schleswig, which is the northernmost state in western Germany. By and large, hereditary surnames were formed in Germany when areas of Schleswig, and most of the German states, were a part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, people began to encounter others sharing their own name. They avoided confusion by adopting a second name. A common form of surname found in Schleswig are those that are derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Strub was a name for a man who was unkempt and had hair that was shaggy and bristly. Ancient records reveal the name Strub is derived from the Old German "strub," which means "rough" or "unkept."

Early Origins of the Strub family

The surname Strub was first found in Hamburg, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include the knight Gerung Strubel, who was born in Waldshut in 1240. He was also recorded as Gerung von Ofteringen in 1280, and his sons were the knights Hartman, Ulrich, and Friedrich Strubel. Chronicles also mention "Lord Manegold von Estorpe der Struve, the horseman," and Radolf Struve of Stralsund (c.1297).

Early History of the Strub family

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Strub Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Strubel, Strube, Strub, Struble, Strubele, Strubeler, Strubler, Strubl, Struebel, Struebe, Strueble, Struebele, Struebeler, Struebler, Struebl, Struvel, Struv, Struve, Struven, Strubing, Struebing (Rostock), Strubinger, Strueving, Struwel, Struwe, Strubig, Struebig, Struebich, Strubich, Strufe, Strubb, Strubbe, Strubbel, Strubble and many more.

Early Notables of the Strub family (pre 1700)

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Strub Ranking

In the United States, the name Strub is the 16,326th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Strub is ranked the 8,174th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Strub migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Strub Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Strub, who settled in America in 1736
  • Hans Strub, who landed in America in 1736 [3]
  • Wilhelm Strub, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johannes Strub, who landed in America in 1751 [3]
Strub Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Strub, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Strub (post 1700) +

  • Sean Strub, American writer, activist and founder of POZ Magazine
  • Dr. Charles Henry Strub (1884-1958), American dentist and entrepreneur, owner of Santa Anita Park, eponym of the Strub Stakes
  • Joseph Strub, American Spiritan Roman Catholic priest who founded Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Emil Strub (1858-1909), Swiss railway builder and inventor of the Strub rack system

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