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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."

Wible Early Origins



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.

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Wible Spelling Variations


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Wible Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wible, Wible, Wiebel, Wibler, Wibeler, Wibbel and many more.

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Wible Early History


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Wible Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wible research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1080, 1772, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Wible History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wible Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wible Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wible 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:

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

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wible (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wible (post 1700)



  • Gerald Laverne Wible (b. 1913), American publisher
  • Charles L Wible (b. 1898), American scientist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Wible Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wible 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 5 November 2013 at 14:30.

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