The German and Swiss German surname Erbe is derived from the medieval personal name Erbe, meaning “descendant, or heir,”which was popular in the Upper Rhineland. The first recorded reference to the name was on May 27th 1571 when Hans Erbe married Agnes Streubel at St. Michael, Zeitz, Sachsen, Germany. Catherina, daughter of Vert and Catherina Erb, was christened on June 3rd 1572, at St. Jacobi, Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany. The marriage of Phebe Erbe and Thomas Kyddall took place at St. Vedast Foster Lane, London, on July 19th 1574.
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