Meaning and Origin of: Huber

Family 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 Hubert.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of Yiddish hober ‘oats’ (see Haber).