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The TRIBE One-Name Study

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Origins of the name TRIBE

This interesting and uncommon surname, with variant spellings Trybe, Tribb, Trebe, and Trubb, widely recorded in church registers of Sussex from the mid 16th Century is of Germanic origin, and as such, may be either a metonymic occupational name for a vine-grower, or a nickname. The derivation in the first instance is from the Middle High German "trube", (old High German "t(h)ruba"), a bunch of grapes, and in the second instance may be either the old German "trieb", force or impulse or "trub", gloomy, sad. On November 9th 1556 Peter Tribe and Rose Loder were married in Fernhurst, Sussex, and on November 24th 1588 Peter, son of William Trybe, was christened in Rogate. The christening of one Robert Trubb took place in St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, London, on August 15th 1612. A Coat of Arms granted to the Trubb family of Bavaria depicts a red bend charged with a silver crown between two red stars on a silver shield. The bend represents the shoulder strap worn by a warrior and signifies Defense. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Tribe (a christening) which was dated January 3rd 1553 in Fernhurst, Sussex, during the reign of King Edward V1, "The Boy King", 1547 - 1553. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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SOURCE: ancestry.com: TRIBE Name Meaning and History

An alternative explanation is:
1. Southern English: unexplained.
2. German: from a Germanic personal name formed with thrud- 'strength', 'energy' + bald 'bold' or berht 'bright' 'shining'.
SOURCE: http://www.genealogytoday.com/surname/finder.mv?Surname=Tribe
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names (2003)

See History for a further discussion of the origins of the name TRIBE in Britain.

Variants of the name TRIBE

Variants of the TRIBE name include TRYBE, TRIBB, TREBE, TRUBB and TRIEBE.

There are also a large number of transcription errors for the name TRIBE in official documents, especially the Censuses. So far, during the compilation of this study, the following variations of TRIBE have been seen and authenticated as TRIBE:

AUBE BARBER FEIBE FIBE FIEBER FIKE
FISHER FREBE FRIBE FRIBER FRILE FRISE
FRITE GEILE GREBE GRIBE GRIBES GRIEBE
HITE IRBE JACKE JEILE JUBE JULE
KIBE LEIBE LIBE LIEBE LOEBE LRIBE
LUBE LUKE MILES PIATT PRIBE PRIDE
PRILL SAILE SORBE SRIKE SRITE STELIE
STREBE SUBE SULE TABE TAIBI TARBE
TICHE TILBE TIMBS TOEBE TOIBS TOOLE
TREBE TREBER TREBS TRELER TRIBA TRIBER
TRIBES TRIBLE TRIBS TRICE TRICH TRICHE
TRIDE TRIEBE TRIHE TRILE TRILEC TRILER
TRILES TRILIC TRILIE TRILL TRILLE TRILSE
TRITES TROBE TRUBE TUBE TUBER TUHO
TWITE WIBE WRICE      

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