Graber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished German surname Graber 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 Graber family

The surname Graber 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.

Important Dates for the Graber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graber research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1507, 1602, 1680, 1700, 1585 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Graber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Graber Spelling Variations

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 Graber family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Graber 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 Graber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Graber migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Graber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Graber, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hans Graber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johannes Graber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Emanuel Graber, who arrived in Carolina in 1752 [1]
  • Henry Graber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Graber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Graber, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Jacob Graber, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Johan Graber, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Josef Graber, aged 22, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Joseph Graber, aged 15, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Graber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gottfried Graber, who arrived in Chile in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Graber (post 1700)

  • Vincent J. Graber Sr. (1931-2014), American politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (1974-1992)
  • Travis Graber, American football coach in the United States
  • Richard W. Graber, former United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic
  • Rodney Blaine Graber (b. 1930), former American Major League Baseball center fielder
  • Susan Pia Graber (b. 1949), American attorney and jurist, circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Doug Graber (b. 1944), retired American football coach
  • Rick Graber, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004 [2]
  • Nicholas Graber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888 [2]
  • Michael J. Graber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 [2]
  • J. C. Graber, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 7th District, 1929-30 [2]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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