The Grabell name was taken as a surname from a place name derived from the German word "Kraehen," meaning "crow" and "buehl" meaning "hill." There were probably several place names based on these words, including Kräyenbühl in the parish of Groshochstetten, Canton of Bern, Switzerland.
Early Origins of the Grabell family
The surname Grabell was first found in the Lucerne region of Switzerland
where records show the Kreyenbuhl, Kraehenbuehl families since the 14th century.
Early History of the Grabell family
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Grabell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krähenbuhl, Kraehenbuhl, Kraehenbuehl, Krayenbuhl, Kreienbuhl, Kreyenbuhl, Kreyenbuel, Crayenbuhl, Creyenbuhl, Grenhenbuhl, Krahbuhl, Kraibil, Kraibill, Kraybil, Kraybill, Kraibuhl, Crabil, Crabill, Craybil, Craybill, Grabble, Grabil, Grabill, Kraybil and many more.
Early Notables of the Grabell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grabell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grabell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Sidney Grabell, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Souton, in 1899
Grabell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Glenn Grabell, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1908