All Hieberts that I know of were originally part of the German Mennonites from Russia - around the Black Sea.Catherine the Great of Russia imported them because they were such good wheat farmers, which she wanted.For general info. see the four vol. + one added, set of Mennonite Encylopedias found at many libraries.Other surnames from this group are Friesen, Harder, Wiebe, Epp, etc. The first mention of the Hiebert name, with that spelling, is found about 1679 around Danzig, Prussia - now Gdansk, Poland.Other spellings are Heubert, etc. There is a cd rom now put outby Fresno Pacific College in CA which has many of the records from the Black Sea colonies.