Grab History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grab family

The surname Grab was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Krabbe is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Early History of the Grab family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grab research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1779, 1666, 1711, 1700, 1480 and 1553 are included under the topic Early Grab History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grab Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krabbe, Krabe, Krabbes, Krabbs, Krabes, Kraabbez, Krrabbe, Kraabbes, Kraabbese, Krabbese, Krabee, Krabees, Crabbe, Crabb, Grabb and many more.

Early Notables of the Grab family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time included John Ernest Grabe (1666-1711), Anglican divine, was born at Königsberg, who went to England where he settled in Oxford, was ordained in 1700, and became chaplain of...
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United States Grab migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grab Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Auguste Grab, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Grab (post 1700) +

  • Charles Grab, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canterbury; Elected 1948 [1]

  • Hugo Grab (1920-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Oscar Frederick Grab, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [3]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from
  3. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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