The distinguished German surname Grabbe is derived from the Old High German "graban," meaning "to dig." The name was originally used to indicate "a digger of graves or ditches."
Early Origins of the Grabbe family
The surname Grabbe 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.
Early History of the Grabbe family
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Grabbe 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.
Early Notables of the Grabbe family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Grabbe 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 Grabbe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Grabbe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grabbe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Y Grabbe, who arrived in Indiana in 1852 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Grabbe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Richard Grabbe, aged 27, who landed in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1904
- Anna Grabbe, aged 17, who landed in America from Lebe, Germany, in 1911
- Elfriede Grabbe, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Neuenburg, Germany, in 1923
- Gretchen Grabbe, aged 22, who settled in America from Osten, Germany, in 1923
- Martin Grabbe, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Rosenthal, Germany, in 1924
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Contemporary Notables of the name Grabbe (post 1700)
- James Orlin Grabbe (1947-2008), American economist and prolific writer, best known for his book International Financial Markets
- Christian Dietrich Grabbe (1801-1836), German dramatist