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The distinguished German surname Gräber is derived from the Old High German "graban," meaning "to dig." The name was originally used to indicate "a digger of graves or ditches."

Gräber Early Origins



The surname Gräber was first found in Austria, where in ancient times the Graber family played a significant role within the region's feudal society. The name Grabner became prominent in local affairs and often intermarried with other distinguished families, some of whom played important roles in the territorial conflicts of the period.

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Gräber Spelling Variations


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Gräber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grabner, Grabber, Graeber, Graebner, Gravner, Grabbne, Grabne, Grubner, Grappner, Grapner, Grabere, Graben, Grabel, Grabert, Grable, Grabnere, Grabnen, Grabnel, Grabbere, Grabben, Grabbel, Greber, Grebere, Greben, Graebner, Graebnere, Graebnen, Graebber, Graebbere, Graebben, Craver and many more.

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Gräber Early History


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Gräber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gräber research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1507, 1602, 1680, 1700, 1585 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Gräber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gräber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gräber Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Gräber were Virgil von Graben (died 1507) was an Austrian noble and knight; Maria de Grebber (1602-1680), a Dutch Golden Age painter; David Graebner who was rewarded for...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gräber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gräber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Graber, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hans Graber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Graber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Emanuel Graber, who arrived in Carolina in 1752
  • Henry Graber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gräber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Graber, who landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Jacob Graber, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Johan Graber, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Josef Graber, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Joseph Graber, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gräber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gottfried Graber, who arrived in Chile in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gräber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gräber (post 1700)



  • Vincent J. Graber Sr. (1931-2014), American politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (1974-1992)
  • Travis Graber, American football coach in the United States
  • Richard W. Graber, former United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic
  • Rodney Blaine Graber (b. 1930), former American Major League Baseball center fielder
  • Susan Pia Graber (b. 1949), American attorney and jurist, circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Doug Graber (b. 1944), retired American football coach
  • Rick Graber, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004
  • Nicholas Graber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • Michael J. Graber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • J. C. Graber, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 7th District, 1929-30
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gräber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gräber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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