Show ContentsStruble History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Struble 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 Struble was a name for a man who was unkempt and had hair that was shaggy and bristly. Ancient records reveal the name Struble is derived from the Old German "strub," which means "rough" or "unkept."

Early Origins of the Struble family

The surname Struble 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 Struble family

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Struble 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 Struble family (pre 1700)

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Struble Ranking

In the United States, the name Struble is the 7,120th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Struble migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Struble Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Struble, who settled in Somerset County in 1842
  • Andrew Struble, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1842 [2]
  • Philip Struble, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [2]
  • Lewis Struble, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [2]
Struble Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Miss Jessie Struble, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Eva E. Struble, aged 25, who immigrated to America, in 1908
  • Mrs Harry Struble, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Ralph Struble, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Isabel Struble, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Struble (post 1700) +

  • John Warthen Struble (b. 1953), American composer-pianist and writer
  • Arthur Dewey Struble (1894-1983), United States admiral
  • George Rix Struble (1836-1918), American politician, Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives (1881 to 1883)
  • Robert "Bob" Struble (1899-1967), American political figure and social welfare reformer
  • Roy L. Struble, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for justice of Ohio State Supreme Court, 1938 [3]
  • Raymond O. Struble, American politician, Supervisor of Battle Creek Township, Michigan, 1968 [3]
  • James Struble, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Hamilton County, 1850-51 [3]
  • Isaac S. Struble (1843-1913), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Iowa 11th District, 1883-91 [3]
  • Hanford Struble, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Yates County, 1875 [3]
  • George R. Struble, American Republican politician, Circuit Judge in Iowa 8th District, 1870-72; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1882-83; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1896 [3]
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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook