is the ancestral home of the Zwibel family. The Zwibel surname evolved as a local
name. It is a name for a family that lived in Bavaria
. The Zwibel family resided on a vast feudal
estate in an elegant manor. They also became involved in the political and economic affairs of Bavaria
and acquired a distinguished reputation for their contributions to German society.
Early Origins of the Zwibel family
The surname Zwibel was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Zweifel made a great early contribution to the feudal
society of early Europe. The name Zweifel became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Zwibel family
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Zwibel 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 Zwibel include Zweifel, Zweiffel, Zweifeln, Zwiefel, Zwibel, Swibel, Zwiebler and many more.
Early Notables of the Zwibel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zwibel family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Zwibel or a variant listed above: Johan Zwiebler, who came to Pennsylvania in 1752; Adam Zweiffel came to Philadelphia in 1844; Johann Zweifel came to Philadelphia in 1874; Alois Zweifel arrived in Pennsylvania in 1877.