The surname Zibell was first found in Silesia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. In Silesia the family was known to have lived in the region of Liegnitz. Chronicles mention the nearby village of Sobolow, which may have leant its name to the oldest branch of this name, as early as 1287. In 1391, chronicles record Mertin Czobelaw of Liegnitz.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Adam Zobel, who came to Philadelphia in 1750; Johann Wilhelm Zobel arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1751; Heinrich Zobeli arrived in Philadelphia in 1748.