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In the ancient German province of Westphalia, the surname Taube evolved. It is a nickname, a style of hereditary surname that developed out of the traditional German eke-names, that identified people by naming them after a physical characteristic or other identifiable trait. Taube is a name for a mild and gentle person. The name was originally derived from the Old German word tuba, and German tube, which meant pigeon or dove. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal. In the pre-Christian era, many pagan gods and demigods were believed to be a mixture of animals and humans, such as the Greek god Pan who was the god of flocks and herds and was represented as a man with the legs, horns and ears of a goat. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans.

Taube Early Origins



The surname Taube was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. 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.

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Taube Spelling Variations


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Taube 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 Taube include Taube, Taub, Towbe, Towb, Toube, Tauble, Daube and others.

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Taube Early History


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Taube Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taube research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1638, 1594, 1659, 1676, 1572, 1652 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Taube History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Taube Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Taube Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Taube Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many Germans, emigration to North America was an inviting alternative to the trials of life in the old country. From the mid-17th into the present century, thousands of Germans migrated across the Atlanti c. They capitalized on the chance to escape poverty and persecution, and to own their own land. After 1650, Germans settled throughout the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also landed in Canada, settling in Ontario or father west on the rich land of the prairies. Among them:

Taube Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Taube, who landed in Long Island in 1781

Taube Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos Taube, who arrived in America in 1837
  • Eduard Taube, who landed in Valparaiso, Chile in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Taube (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Taube (post 1700)



  • Lorraine Taube, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 5th District, 1961
  • Leo Taube (b. 1861), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1917-18
  • Frank A. Taube Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 5th District, 1958
  • Donald J. Taube, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 5th District, 1960
  • Karl Andreas Taube, American Mayanist, anthropologist, epigrapher and ethnohistorian
  • Henry Taube (1915-2005), Canadian-born American chemist, winner of numerous science awards the National Medal of Science in 1977 and the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1983
  • Hedvig Taube (1714-1744), Swedish noblewoman, mistress to King Frederick I of Sweden and mother of Fredrik Vilhelm von Hessenstein
  • Evert Taube (1890-1976), Swedish composer and singer
  • Michael Taube (b. 1970), Canadian right-wing public affairs analyst, commentator and columnist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Taube Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Taube 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 15 September 2016 at 14:29.

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