The surname Grabau was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name Grabow contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the Grabow family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.
Important Dates for the Grabau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grabau research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1797, 1816, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Grabau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Grabau Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Grabow, Grabowe, Grabower, Grabowen, Grabowski, Grebow and many more.
Early Notables of the Grabau family (pre 1700)
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Grabau migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grabau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Johann Andreas August Grabau, who arrived in America in 1839 
Claus H. Grabau, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Grabau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Ludwik Grabau, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Czeruickow, Austria, in 1913
Robert Grabau, aged 7, who landed in America from Lockstedter Lager, Germany, in 1923
Wilhelm Grabau, aged 44, who settled in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1923
Wilhelmine Grabau, aged 42, who landed in America from Lockstedter Lager, Germany, in 1923
Gertrud Grabau, aged 14, who landed in America from Lockstedter Lager, Germany, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Grabau (post 1700)
Amadeus William Grabau (1870-1946), German-born, American paleontologist and geologist, eponym of the Dorsum Grabau, a lunar wrinkle ridge
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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