Sybert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Sybert. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Sybert family.
Early Origins of the Sybert family
The surname Sybert was first found in the northern regions, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the area. Chronicles trace the name back to Sybrecht in the early Middle Ages, when it was also found in its Latin form Sybertus. Both forms appear in Breslau chronicles of 1320. Another possible origin is "Sigbert." From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory an important contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Sybert family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sybert research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1661 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Sybert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sybert Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Sybert include Seibert, Seibrecht, Seybert, Sybert, Seiberth, Sybrecht and many more.
Early Notables of the Sybert family (pre 1700)
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Sybert migration to the United States +
Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Sybert or a variant listed above:
Sybert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anliers Sybert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 
- Aulius Sybert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 
- Cathrina Sybert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 
- Conrad Sybert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 
- Gerich Sybert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 
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- ^ 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)