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The Surber surname evolved from any of several places so named in Northern England. The place name comes from the Old Norse "saurr," meaning "ground," and "the Old English "byr," meaning farm.

Surber Early Origins



The surname Surber was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Sowerby and the parish, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The name was spelled in the Domesday Book as Sorebi. It was recorded in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and was described as the "king's land" with two churches. It later gave it's name to Sowerby Bridge where Branwell Bronte was born.

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Surber Spelling Variations


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Surber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sowerby, Sowerbie, Sowersby, Sorebi, Soreby, Soureby, Sowerbutts, Sourbutts and many more.

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Surber Early History


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Surber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Surber research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1757 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Surber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Surber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Surber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Surber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Surber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Surber, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Heinrich Surber, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Hendryk Surber, aged 15, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Henry Surber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Verena Surber, aged 5, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Surber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Surber (post 1700)



  • James P. Surber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996
  • Clara Surber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Surber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Surber 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 16 December 2016 at 09:23.

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