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Where did the German Suber family come from? What is the German Suber family crest and coat of arms? When did the Suber family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Suber family history?

The roots of the German surname Suber can be traced to the Old Germanic word "Siebmacher," meaning "sieve maker." The surname is occupational in origin, and was most likely originally borne by someone who held this position.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sieber, Sieb, Seeb, Seeber, Seaver, Sieberer, Siebmacher, Siebers, Siebe, Siebmann, Siep, Sieper, Sieppert, Siebert, Siepmann, Siber and many more.

First found in the territory of Meissen in eastern Saxony, where the name could be considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern European. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the widespread tribal and national conflicts, with each group seeking power and status in an unstable territorial profile.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suber research. Another 250 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1816, 1818, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Suber History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 38 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Suber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Suber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Hans Suber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Friederich Suber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

Suber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • J Suber, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Suber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Suber 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.

This page was last modified on 22 January 2012 at 17:51.

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