Where or what nationality is "Weebrok?" [closed]

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Is anyone familiar with Weebrok as a place or nationality?

I came across this word on an immigration document while searching at FindMyPast.com for info on my Stemshorn line (specifically [[Stemshorn-2]]) from Germany.

Here is the link to the specific document (login may be required to view it):

http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=us%2fpassengerlists%2f00009847177

Just wondering if anyone's heard of it before.

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Doh!, I forgot to add German-related tag! Fixed it myself!!

closed with the note: Thanks for Helping!!
in Genealogy Help by Lindy Jones G2G6 Pilot (217k points)
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4 Answers

+4 votes
I did find the name Wiebrock/Wiebruck as a surname in Germany. It is possible that it derives from some place name. I couldn't see the link as I do not have access. can you put up a text of it?
by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 7 (70.7k points)

Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Transcription

 

First name (s) Johan H
Last name Stemshorn
Sex Unknown
Age 17
Birth year 1832
Birth place/nationality Weebrok
Arrival year 1849
Arrival city Baltimore
Arrival state Maryland
Arrival country United States
Record set Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Ship name Schiller
NARA publication number M327
NARA roll number 136
Category Immigration & Travel
Subcategory Passenger lists
Collections from United States & Canada

That is really difficult.If they  had misspelled his name, I would have said it was a misspelling, but they got his name right!!!!! So what the heck is Weebrok? Someone has suggested a corruption of Zweibrueck, but i don't think so. The pronunciation as an "ee" sound, not the "eye" of Zweibrueck.  Ahhh, this is a possibility: the place name Viebrock (pronounced Feebrok in German). 

Viebrock: topographic name from the name of a swampy region on the Weser near Bremen, from vi ‘swamp’.

http://www.ancestry.com.au/name-origin?surname=viebrock

That is my best guess, as a speaker of German. That would mean he comes from North Germany, near Bremen.

 

Thanks for the helpful info, Susan!

Of course, we don't know what info may be spelled correctly or incorrectly without the original document's image; perhaps ALL of Johan's data is misspelled or mistranscribed!!
I think I have it right, though. His name is spelt perfectly, but the 'Weebrok' isn't. He comes from that area of Bremen called Viebrock. That means he is a local to the area he took the ship from. It's possible that it could be spelt the way it is written in his local dialect.

If you have any German that needs to be translated (not a book, please!!!!!! LOLOL) give me a shout. Cheers
The Stemshorns look like they were originally a noble family, von Stemshorn, so heres hoping you can tie him in somewhere along the line.

https://www.geni.com/people/Friedrich-von-Stemshorn/6000000026230563892
+1 vote
familysearch.org has the first hits at Wuerttemberg, Germany. Variant spelling.

Lorentz Von Zweibrueck
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    6 October 1576    Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Marx Von Zweibrueck
mother:    Anna        

Johannes Weiprocht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    4 January 1628    Sindelfingen, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Sindelfingen, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Hanss Weiprocht
mother:    Agnes        

Hanns Jacob Weypprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    4 January 1625    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Hanns Jacob Weypprecht
mother:    Agnes        

Hans Jerg Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    9 February 1626    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
death:    25 May 1681    
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Jacob Weiprecht
mother:    Agnes        

Hieronymus Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    11 May 1584    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Michel Weiprecht
mother:    Margreta Burr        

Johannes Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    5 January 1589    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Hanss Weiprecht
mother:    Barbara Reyler        

Caspar Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    12 January 1579    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Caspar Weiprecht
mother:    Agness        

Anna Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    25 December 1586    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Hanss Weiprecht
mother:    Barbara Rieler        

Melchior Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    22 August 1583    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Caspar Weiprecht
mother:    Englen        

Melchior Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    2 January 1571    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Ulrich Weyprecht
mother:    Anna Beckh        

Waltpurga Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    1 May 1575    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Ulrich Weiprecht
mother:    Anna Gerstin        

Ursula Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    11 April 1593    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Hanss Weiprecht
mother:    Barbara Rieler        

Catharina Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    20 June 1591    Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Hanss Weiprecht
mother:    Barbara Rieler        

Barbara Weidtprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    12 June 1618    Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Joerg Weidtprecht
mother:    Margreta        

Vitus Weidtprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    16 February 1617    Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Joerg Weidtprecht
mother:    Margreta        

Anna Weidtprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    18 December 1621    Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Joerg Weidtprecht
mother:    Margreta        

Ursula Weidtprechdt
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    1 December 1626    Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Joerg Weidtprechdt
mother:    Margreta        

Leonhardus Weidtprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    20 March 1625    Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Mainhardt, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Joerg Weidtprecht
mother:    Margreta        

Balthasar Weiprechts
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    16 October 1640    EVANGELISCH, OBERASPACH, JAGSTKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG
residence:        Oberaspach (Unteraspach), Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Jacob Weiprechts
mother:    Margaretha        

Weibrecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    30 September 1642    EVANGELISCH, SULZDORF HALL, JAGSTKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG
residence:        Sulzdorf, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Hanss Weibrecht
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Page 2 of many.

Adelheid Weitprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    1 October 1559    Deckenpfronn, Wuerttemberg, Germany
residence:        Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Michel Weitprecht
mother:    Barbara        

Anna Weitprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    3 February 1566    Deckenpfronn, Wuerttemberg, Germany
residence:        Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Jacob Weitprecht
mother:    Agness        

Joannes Weyttbrett Or Weitprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    9 August 1573    Deckenpfronn, Wuerttemberg, Germany
residence:        Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Michaeli Weyttbrett Or Weitprecht
mother:    Barbarae        

Baltazar Weitpraecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    26 April 1564    Deckenpfronn, Wuerttemberg, Germany
residence:        Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Jacob Weitpraecht
mother:    Agness        

Jacob Weitpraecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    18 July 1566    Deckenpfronn, Wuerttemberg, Germany
residence:        Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Michel Weitpraecht
mother:    Barbarae        

Appolonia Wepprechts
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    22 March 1590    Walsheim (BA. Landau), Bayern, Germany
residence:        Walsheim (BA. Landau), Bayern, Germany    
father:    Hanns Wepprechts
mother:    Urseln        

Dorothea Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    17 March 1588    Walsheim (BA. Landau), Bayern, Germany
residence:        Walsheim (BA. Landau), Bayern, Germany    
father:    Hanns Weiprecht
mother:    Ursel        

Johann Fridericus Weidprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    27 September 1614    Heilbronn, Württemberg, Germany
residence:        Heilbronn, Württemberg, Germany    
father:    Conrad Weidprecht
mother:    Anna        

Johannes Georg Zweibrück
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    20 March 1611    Nussdorf, Pfalz, Bavaria
residence:        Preußen, Germany    
father:    Paulus Zweibrück
mother:    Elisabeth        

Barbara Weiprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    February 1566    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Hannss Weiprecht
mother:    Margretha        

Barbara Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    31 January 1585    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Jacob Weyprecht
mother:    Catharina        

Jacob Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    14 July 1577    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Hans Weyprecht
mother:    Caetharina        

Jacob Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    9 October 1586    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Hans Bastian Weyprecht
mother:    Catharina        

Jacob Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    9 March 1588    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Melcher Weyprecht
mother:    Barbara        

Jacob Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    10 March 1588    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Hans Bastian Weyprecht
mother:    Catharina        

Jacob Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    7 June 1590    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Hans Weyprecht
mother:    Barbara        

Jacobus Weiprechtt
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    4 December 1566    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Endris Weiprechtt
mother:    Barbara        

Maragreth Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    21 February 1581    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Melcher Weyprecht
mother:    Barbara        

Hans Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    29 April 1600    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Jacob Weyprecht
mother:    Anna        

Johannes Weyprecht
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
christening:    29 November 1600    EVANGELISCH, FELLBACH, NECKARKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG    
father:    Hans Weyprecht
mother:    Magdalena
Thanks for your input, also, Frank!

But since I wasn't asking about the surname, you don't get an upvote - SORRY!!
I was showing that by entering the surname in your question at familysearch.org that the surname or variations of it always came up in Germany, indicating that the name looked to be German.
But, Frank, none of the surnames in your data look like STEMSHORN!!

I'm just teasing, so don't get mad at me (more importantly, don't get EVEN!!).
+2 votes

I guess it is a (misspelled) place in Germany. 

Anyway, a Johan H. Stemshorn arrived in Baltimore May 1, 1849 from Bremen, Germany, passenger on the ship named Schiller. 

His hometown was Wiebrok, his age 17, his occupation farmer, and destination Cincinati. No evidence he traveled with family (no other Stemshorn or Wiebrok entries).

This information is from the transcribed (ISTG) passenger list, passenger #98.

 
by Jan Terink G2G6 Pilot (243k points)
Thanks for your input, too, Jan!

The link is especially helpful since it indicates that Weebrok/Wiebrok is the name of Johan's home town.

Now, if I can only find the image...
+2 votes
Just from the spelling of it, it looks Dutch.  But someone else answered somewhere in the neighborhood of Bremen, which would make Plattdeutsch spelling plausible.  Bremen is just to the east of the Netherlands near the North Sea Coast, and Plattdeutsch is very close to Dutch in many respects.
by Dan Sparkman G2G6 Mach 2 (21.7k points)
Another interesting tidbit to add to my ancestor's crazy geographic stew.

Thanks, Dan!

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