The surname Wible may have originated with a nickname
which was descriptive of some personal or physical characteristic of the initial bearer. In this case, the name would be derived from the Middle High German word "wibel" the name of a much feared, grain attacking worm. In time the term began to be used figuratively for a restless and stressful person. Alternatively, the name may also be of patronymic
origin, derived from the first name of the father of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name would indicate the "son of Wible," a pet form of the ancient personal name
Wibelt, a variant of Wigbald. The personal name Wigbald is derived from the Old High German word "wigan" meaning "battle, warrior" and "bald" meaning "bold, audacious."
Early Origins of the Wible family
The surname Wible was first found in Germany
, where the name Wible came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The earliest known record of the name is of Bertoldus dictus Wibeler, who was recorded in Herzbolzheim in 1254. In 1293, Cuonrad der Wibel resided in Oberndorf and Ruodolf dictus Wibel in Bachheim.
Early History of the Wible family
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Wible Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wible, Wible, Wiebel, Wibler, Wibeler, Wibbel and many more.
Early Notables of the Wible family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wible family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wible Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Wible, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1765
- Jacob Wible, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Wible Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Wible applied for citizenship in Indiana between 1854 and 1867
- Harry Wible, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1894
Wible Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. E. E. Wible, who settled in America, in 1903
Contemporary Notables of the name Wible (post 1700)
- Gerald Laverne Wible (b. 1913), American publisher
- Charles L Wible (b. 1898), American scientist