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Where did the German Graft family come from? When did the Graft family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Graft family history?

The distinguished surname Graft was first found in Switzerland.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Graf, Grafe,Graef, Graff, Graffen, Graffin, Grafen, Grafin, Grav, Graaf and many more.

First found in Switzerland, where the family contributed to the development of the region. They became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graft research. Another 243 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1769, 1807, 1485, 1527, 1599, 1664, 1611, 1678, 1671, 1719, 1841, 1826, 1815 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Graft History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 167 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Graft Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Graft Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Casper Graft, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Frederick Graft, who landed in New York in 1830

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