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Huber Surname Name Meaning, Origin, History, & Etymology
The German surname Huber developed as a status-based name, deriving from the Middle High German word hoube, or huober, which was a sizeable measure of land significantly larger that the amount held by peasants. Some claim the amount of land was 40 acres (called a hide in England). Others believe it these feudal tenants held 120 acres of land. The name came to denote an owner or holder of this size of land, someone who would have most likely been a leading man in his village/town and a prominent small farmer. The name exists in Germany, but is also widespread throughout central and eastern Europe. Spelling variations or names with similar etymologies include Hueber, Hubert, Hubber, and Hubar. The name is thought to have first established itself in Bavaria.
The earliest document ancestor or progenitor of this family was Bertoldus Hubere who was born in France in 1130 AD. His son, whose name is unknown, was Baron born in France around 1160 AD. This Baron’s grandson was Burchard Dictus Hubere, who was born in Oberkulm, Aargau, Switzerland in 1218 AD. He had a son named Hans. This son, Hans Huber was born in Switzerland around 1240 AD and he married Lady Fredea Van Hallwyl. Another early bearer was Ulrich Miles dictus Huobaere who lived in Utelheim, Tyrol, Austria in 1224 AD.
In his 1912 book titled Surnames of the United Kingdom, Henry Harrison states Huber is a “late French form of Hubert”. In his nineteenth century book titled Patronymica Britannica, author Mark Antony Lower writes “The personal name. Among its derivates in English nomenclature we have Hubbard, Hibbert, Hibbins, Hibbs, Hibson, or Ibson, and probably Ibbotson”. Another British author, William Arthur, believed the same meant fair hope or bright form, from the Saxon word hiewe, meaning color, form, or beauty, and the word beort, meaning bright. Lastly, in his 1965 book titled South African Surnames, Eric Rosenthal states this name means “Plougman in Old German. Compare to Hoover in the U.S.A”.
Hubers were present in Pennsylvania Dutch colony from early colonial times. According to krishocker.com, “Johann Philipp Huber was born 28 Dec 1740 and baptized 26 January 1741 at Muddy Creek. His sponsors were Adam Ulrich and his wife Julianna” and “Johan Georg Ulrich, son of Adam and Julianna, was born 6 November 1739 and baptized 16 December 1739 at Muddy Creek”.
Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Huber ranks 816th in popularity in the United Status as of the 2000 Census. The name ranks particularly in the top 100 surnames in two states: South Dakota (43rd) and North Dakota (66th). In the following states it ranks in the top 500 surnames: Wisconsin (322nd), Pennsylvania (354th), Ohio (434th), Minnesota (310th), Iowa (440th), Nebraska (365th), Wyoming, (356th), Indiana (415th), and Maryland (500th).
The name ranks as follows in Europe: Austria (1st), Switzerland (9th), Germany (28th), Liechtenstein (29th), Hungary (701st), Luxembourg (922nd), and France (1,337th).
Huber Family Tree & Huber Genealogy
Some bearers of this surname during the time of the Middle Ages to the early modern period include:
1) Wolf Huber (c. 1485-1553) was an Austrian painter and architect considered to be a leading member of the Danube School, born in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg.
2) Jacob Huber was born in Oberkulm, Aargau, Switzerland before 1650 and had a son named Hans Jacob
3) Hans Heini Huber or Hubere was born Zurich, Switzerland around 1480 AD, married Barbet Vollenweider, and had a son named Martin
4) Paulus Huber was born in Unterrifferswill, Zurich, Switzerland around 1626, married Elizbetha Hagey, and had a son named Kaspar
5) Ciriacus Zillox Huber was born in the 1600s and married Anna Maria Hopp
6) Anna Maria Huber was born in 1693 and she married Johannes Jacob Schwab in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany in 1683
7) Lucia Hueber was born in Wuerttemberg, Germany around 1698 and she married Melchior Schreiber
8) Hans Michael Hueber was born around 1649 and he married Sybilla Katharina
9) Michael Hueber was born in Brandenburg, Germany in 1650 and he married Margaretha Dieterlin, having a son with her named Michael
10) Heinrich Huber was born in Zurich in 1567
Some marriages involving the Huber last name include:
1) Sebastian Huber married Susanna Maria in Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg in 1694
2) Claus Huber married Anna Barbara Frey in Karlsruhe, Baden in 1676
3) Hannss Huber married Anna Schilckin in Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg in 1597
4) Wolff Hueber married Margaretha Kupffer in Steyr, Austria in 1617
5) Christopherus Hueber married Salome Rosenstingl in Steyr-Stadtpfarre, Austria in 1628
6) Jacob Huber married Dorothe Pfuendin in Thurgau, Switzerland in 1623
7) Eva Marg. Huber married Jacob Bruder in Frederick, Maryland in 1759
8) John Valentine married Cathrina Bernhard in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware in 1761
9) Matthias Huber married Mary Warner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1796
10) Elizabeth Huber married Christian Howser in Clermont, Ohio in 1820
Johan Nicol Huber was born around 1735. He married Anna Margaretha Flikkinger and had two sons with her: Joseph and Georg Ludwig. His son, Joseph Huber, was born in Wilgartswisen, Sudwestphalzer, Landkries in 1765. He had a son named Fredrich. Friedrich Huber was born in Ingolsheim, Alsace, France in 1796. He went to the United States. His son, Mikel Huber, was born in Weisenburg, Germany in 1821 and came to Indiana with his father. His son, Charles Sherman Huber, was born in Spraytown, Indiana in 1886. He had a son named William. This William Huber was born in the same town in 1894. He had a daughter named Rhea K. Huber who was born in the 1920s. She had a daughter named Stephen Mackenzie who was born in the 1940s.
Early American and New World Settlers
One of the earliest known settlers of the New World bearing this name was “A Bar Huber” who came in 1711. A Johannes Huber came in 1728. Hans Huber and Christian Huber both came to Pennsylvania in 1732.
Several thousand members of the Huber family came to the United States through Ellis Island, during the nineteenth century, including:
1) Michel Huber came from Switzerland aboard the Holsatia in 1869
2) Eugene Huber came from Switzerland aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam in 1920
3) Heinrich Huber came from Yugoslavia aboard the Imperator in 1920
4) Wilhelm Huber came from Germany aboard the Cincinnati in 1910
5) Paul Huber came from Hungary aboard the Amerika in 1912
6) Hermann Huber came from Germany aboard the Batavia in 1912
7) Johann Huber came from Bavaria aboard the Cella in 1868
8) Walter Huber came from Switzerland aboard the Noordam in 1917
9) Joseph Huber came from Saint Louis aboard the London in 1901
10) Bertha Huber came from Germany aboard the President Lincoln in 1910
1) Wilhelm Heinrich Huber (1958-2010) was a professional hockey played in the NHL who played four different teams including the Detroit Redwings and Vancouver Canucks from 1978-1988 who was born in Strausskirchen, West Germany.
2) Vernon Huber (1899-1967) who was a United States Navy Rear Admiral and the 35th Governor of American Samoa from 1947 to 1949, born in Philadelphia, Illinois
3) William Russel Huber (1903-1982) was a US Navy sailor from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania who received the Medal of Honor in 1928 for the heroism he displayed in 1928 after a boiler accident on the U.S.S. Bruce
4) Robert James Huber (1922-2001) who was a Republican businessman and politician born in Detroit, MI who served in the US House of Representatives from Michigan’s 18th district from 1973-1975
5) Herbert Franz Josef Huber (1931-2005) who was a German botanist known for his contributions to the classification of angiosperms (flowering plants)
6) Liezel Huber (1976) was a South African born Tennis player in the United States who was ranked no. 1 in the world in doubles (with Cara Black) in 2007
7) Kurt Huber (1893-1943) who was a professor at the University of Munich, born in Chur, Switzerland, who was a resistance fighter against the Nazis in World War II who was ultimately imprisoned and executed by guillotine.
8) Robert Huber (1937) who was a German biochemist and Nobel laureate born in Munich who was known for his work on crystallizing proteins
9) Pierre Antoine François Huber (1775-1832) was born in Sankt Wendel, Saarland and was a brigadier general in the French army during the reign of Napoleon, serving as the commander of the cavalry of the 2nd corps of the Army of the North, Inspector General of the Cavalatry, and was made a Baron of the Empire in 1813
10) Tomáš Huber (1985) was a professional soccer (football) player from Czechoslovakia who played from 2006-2013 for teams such as Banik Sokolov and Jablonec
Huber American Revolution Veterans
The following soldiers with the last name Huber served in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
1) Private John Huber of Pennsylvania
2) Lieutenant Thaddeus Huber of Connecticut
3) Private John Huber of New York
4) Private David Hubber of Connecticut
5) Private Peter Huber 1778
6) Jacob Huber of New York, Drum and Fife, 1775
Huber American Civil War Veterans
There were ~700 soldiers with the last name Huber who served in the American Civil War (1861-1865):
1) George H. Huber fought for the Union as part of the 46th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry
2) Joseph Huber fought for the Union as part of the 3rd Regiment New Jersey Cavalry
3) Lewis Huber fought for the Union as part of the 5th Regiment New Jersey Infantry
4) Jonas F. Huber fought for the Union side as part of the 9th Regiment Indiana Infantry
5) Henry Van Est Huber fought for the Union as part of the 24th Regiment Michigan Infantry
6) Benjamin G. Huber fought for the Union as part of the 103rd Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry
7) David N. Huber fought for the Union as part of the 9th Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry 92nd Volunteers
8) Jacob Huber fought for the Union as part of the Independent Battery R., Kentucky Light Infantry
9) Joseph Huber fought for the Union as part of the 14th Regiment Maine Infantry
10) Edward Huber fought for the Union as part of the 1st Regiment Michigan Light Artillery
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) Soleure – D’azur à un H d’or acc en chef d’une croisette pattée du même entre deux étoiles aussi d’or et en pointe d’un tertre de trois coupeaux de sinople Cimier un tertre de trois coupeaux de sinople surmonté d’un H d’or Lambrequin d’or et d’azur
2) Schaffhausen, Genève – D’azur à deux étoiles (5) renversées d’or rangées en pal ou en fasce à la bordure d’or. English: Azure two etoiles of 5 points reversed or arranged palewise (alternatively) fesswise a bordure or.
3) Saint-Gall – D’argent à une main senestre adossée de sable posée en bande les doigts en haut Cimier un demi-vol aux armes de l’écu. English: Argent with a hand sinister addorsed sable placed bendwise the fingers upwards Crest: a single wing with the arms of of the shield.
4) Winterthür – D’azur à un griffon naissant adextré d’une étoile entre ses pattes et mouv d’un croissant figuré versé posé en pointe le tout d’or Casque couronné Cimier les meubles de l’écu moins le croissant. English: Azure with a griffin naissant having to the dexter an etoile between its paws and coming from a crescent figured [with a face] inverted placed in base all or Crowned with a helmet Crest: the charges of the shield without the crescent.
5) Valais – D’azur à un T de gueules accosté de deux étoiles (5) d’or et acc en pointe d’un tertre de trois pics de sinople. English: Azure with a T gules having to the sides two etoiles of 5 points or and accompanied by in base a hillock of three peaks vert.
6) Transylvanie – (An., 21 juillet 1792) – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d’azur à la barre d’argent ch de trois morceaux de sel au naturel et acc en chef d’un croissant contourné d’argent et en pointe d’une étoile d’or aux 2 et 3 de gueules à un griffon d’or soutenu d’un tertre de trois coupeaux de sinople et tenant de sa patte dextre une épée au naturel et de sa senestre un aviron d’argent soutenu dudit tertre Cimier le griffon issant entre un vol de sable Lambrequin à dextre d’argent et d’azur à senestre d’or et de gueules. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th azure with the bend sinister argent charged with three lumps of salt proper and accompanied by in chief a crescent reversed argent and in base an etoile or 2nd and 3rd gules with a griffin or supported by a hillock of threes peaks vert and holding in its paws dexter a sword proper and in its sinister an oar argent supported by the aforesaid hillock Crest: the griffin issuant between a pair of wings sable Mantling: to the dexter argent and azure to the sinister or and gules.
7) Bâle – D’or à un H de sable soutenu d’un tertre de sinople Cimier trois plumes d’autruche une de sable entre deux d’or Lambrequin d’or et de sable. English: Or with a H sable supported by a hillock vert Crest: three ostrich feathers one sable between two or Mantling: or and sable.
8) Bâle – Coupé de sable sur argent à trois annelets 2 et 1 de l’un à l’autre Cimier un buste d’homme habillé de sable à la fraise d’argent coiffé d’un chapeau de sable. English: Per fess sable over argent three annulets 2 and 1 counterchanged Crest: a bust of a man dressed sable with the ruff argent wearing on the head a hat sable.
9) (Edle von) – Bavière – Tranché d’azur sur or à une aigle éployée de sable brochant sur le tranché et surmontée d’une couronne d’or Casque couronné Cimier un buste de jeune homme habillé d’un parti de sable et d’or coiffé d’un bonnet parti des mêmes émaux entre un vol coupé alternativement d’or et de sable Lambrequin à dextre d’or et d’azur à senestre d’or et de sable. English: Per bend azure over or with an eagle displayed sable covering over the per bend and surmounted by a crown or Crowned with a helmet Crest: a bust of young man dressed per pale sable and or wearing on the head a hat per pale of the same colours between a pair of wings per fess alternately or and sable Mantling: to the dexter or and azure to the sinister or and sable.
10) Prusse – (Chevaliers du St.-Empire, 1 oct. 1790) – D’azur à un membre d’aigle d’or la serre en bas Cimier un vol d’or et d’azur. English: Azure with a leg of an eagle or the talon downwards Crest: a pair of wings or and azure.
11) Neufchâtel – Les armes des en suisse les trois bandes remplacées par trois barres Cimier une fleur-de-lis. English: The coat of arms of those from Switzerland the three bendlets replaced by three bendlets sinister Crest: a fleur de lys.
12) Frise – D’argent à deux demi-vols adossés de sable Cimier un vol de sable (V de Hertoghe-). English: Argent two single wings addorsed [back to back] sable Crest: a pair of wings sable.
13) (Hueber) de Maurn – Tyrol, Bavière – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d’or à un bélier rampant de sable soutenu d’un tertre du même (Hueber) aux 2 et 3 d’argent à une rose de gueules tigée de sinople feuillée de quatre pièces du même posée en bande Casque couronné Cimier deux proboscides coupées à dextre de sable sur or à senestre de gueules sur argent Lambrequin conformes aux émaux des proboscides. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th or with a ram rampant sable supported by a hillock of the same ( for Hueber ) 2nd and 3rd argent with a rose gules stemmed vert leaved of four pieces of the same placed bendwise Crowned with a helmet Crest: two proboscides per fess to the dexter sable over or to the sinister gules over argent Mantling: conforming to the [same as] colours of proboscides.
14) dit Traublinger – Ratisbonne – (Conc. d’arm., 1548; 9 oct. 1584; barons du St.-Empire, 1 avril 1699) – Tiercé en bande d’or d’azur et de sable l’azur chargé d’une grappe de raisins d’or pamprée de sinople posée en bande la tige en haut Cimier un vol aux armes de l’écu (sur l’aile senestre le bandé est transformé en barré) Lambrequin d’or et de sable. English: Tierced [tripled] bendwise or azure and sable the azure charged with a bunch of grapes or leaved vert placed bendwise the stem upwards Crest: a pair of wings with the arms of of the shield ( over the wing sinister the bendy is transformed to bendy sinister ) Mantling: or and sable.
15) Augsbourg – (An., 20 juin 1780) – Coupé d’argent sur azur au lion d’or brochant sur le coupé tenant une flèche en pal et soutenu d’un tertre de sinople A la fasce de gueules brochant sur le tout et ch de trois étoiles d’or Cimier le lion issant entre un vol. English: Per fess argent over azure a lion or covering over the partition holding an arrow palewise and standing on a hillock vert Overall the fess gules covering overall and charged with three etoiles or Crest: the lion issuant between a pair of wings.
16) Huber d’Adlershausen – Allemagne – Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d’or au chevron d’azur acc en pointe d’une demi-aigle de sable posée en fasce mouv de la pointe la tête à senestre aux 2 et 3 de gueules au lion d’or celui du 3 contourné A la fasce d’argent brochant sur l’écartelé et ch de trois écussons de sable Casque couronné Cimier le lion du 2 issant Lambrequin à dextre d’or et de sable à senestre d’or et de gueules. English: Quarterly 1st and 4th or a chevron azure accompanied by in base a demi eagle sable placed fesswise coming from the base the head to the sinister 2nd and 3rd gules a lion or that of the 3rd reversed Overall the fess argent covering over the quarterly and charged with three escucheons sable Crowned with a helmet Crest: the lion of the 2nd issuant Mantling: to the dexter or and sable to the sinister or and gules.
17) Huber de Gleichenstein – Bade – De gueules à une anille couchée d’argent acc de deux étoiles d’or 1 en chef et 1 en pointe Casque couronné Cimier un lion issant d’argent entre un vol de gueules chaque aile ch d’une étoile d’or Lambrequin d’argent et de gueules. English: Gules with a mill rind laying on the ground argent accompanied by two etoiles or 1 in chief and 1 in base Crowned with a helmet Crest: a lion issuant argent between a pair of wings gules each wing charged with an etoile or Mantling: argent and gules.
18) Huber de Nordenstern – Autriche – (Barons, 13 avril 1858) – Parti au 1 coupé a de gueules au lion d’or tenant une épée d’argent garnie d’or b d’azur à un canon sur son affût au naturel posé sur une terrasse de sinople au 2 d’azur à un rocher escarpé portant d’une forteresse sommée de deux tours la porte fermée le tout au naturel et acc en chef d’une étoile d’or Casque couronné Cimier une aigle de sable Lambrequin à dextre d’or et de gueules à senestre d’or et d’azur. English: Per pale 1st per fess a) gules a lion or holding a sword argent hilt and pommell or b) azure with a cannon on its carraige proper placed on a mount vert 2nd azure with a rocky escarpment carrying a fortress surmounted by by two towers the door closed all proper and accompanied by in chief an etoile or Crowned with a helmet Crest: an eagle sable Mantling: to the dexter or and gules to the sinister or and azure.
19) Huber de Penig – Vienne – (An., 26 oct. 1824) – Parti au 1 de gueules à un senestrochère armé d’argent liséré d’or la main gantelée tenant une épée d’argent garnie d’or au 2 d’azur à une tour d’argent sur une terrasse de sinople sommée d’une banderole d’argent attachée à une hampe d’or Casque couronné Cimier trois plumes d’autruche de gueules d’argent et d’azur Lambrequin à dextre d’argent et de gueules à senestre d’argent et d’azur. English: Per pale 1st gules with a left arm armed argent bordered or the hand gauntletted holding a sword argent hilt and pommell or 2nd azure with a tower argent on a mount vert surmounted by a narrow flag argent attached to a pole or Crowned with a helmet Crest: threes ostrich feathers gules argent and azure Mantling: to the dexter argent and gules to the sinister argent and azure.