Last name origins & meanings:
- German (also Hüber, Hueber): status name based
on Middle High German huobe, a measure of land, varying in size
at different periods and in different places, but always of
considerable extent, appreciably larger than the holding of the
average peasant. The surname usually denotes a holder or owner of this
amount of land, who would have been a prosperous small farmer and
probably one of the leading men of his village.
- Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): status name
of Franconian origin (see 1) for a peasant who had his own landed
property, dialectally called huba.
- Dutch: variant of
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a southern Yiddish
pronunciation of Yiddish hober ‘oats’ (see Haber).
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