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The surname Garber was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Garb became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Garbe, Garber, Garbers, Garbes, Garberer, Gharb, Gharber, Garbee, Garp, Garpe and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garber research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1715 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Garber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Garber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Garber and Hans Garber came to Philadelphia in 1736 and 1737 respectively
  • Hans Garber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Hans, Garber Jr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • John Adam Garber, aged 20, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Michael Garber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744
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Garber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Garber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Barard Garber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1863
  • Abraham Garber, aged 52, who emigrated to America, in 1896

Garber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ada Garber, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Abram Garber, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1904
  • A. Henrich Garber, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1922
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  • William Garber, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Muskegon County 1st District, 1961
  • Silas Garber (1833-1905), American Republican politician, Governor of Nebraska, 1875-79; Member of University of Nebraska board of regents, 1875-76
  • Robert D. Garber, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1976
  • Raymond O. Garber (1887-1956), American Republican politician, Lawyer
  • Milton Cline Garber (1867-1948), American Republican politician, District Judge in Oklahoma 20th District, 1908-12; Mayor of Enid, Oklahoma, 1919-21; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 8th District, 1923-33
  • M. E. Garber, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952
  • M. C. Garber, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1932
  • M. C. Garber, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1856
  • Lyman A. Garber, American politician, Representative from New York 14th District, 1934
  • Linnette Garber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
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  • Ancestors of Jacob & Esther Garber and Their Descendants by Dean K. Garber.
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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