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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."

Graber Early Origins



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.

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Graber Spelling Variations


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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.

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Graber Early History


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Graber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graber research. Another 257 words (18 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.

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Graber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Graber Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Johannes Graber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Emanuel Graber, who arrived in Carolina in 1752
  • Henry Graber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • ... (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
  • Jacob Graber, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Johan Graber, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Josef Graber, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Joseph Graber, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • ... (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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Graber (post 1700)


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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
  • Nicholas Graber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • Michael J. Graber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • J. C. Graber, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 7th District, 1929-30
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Graber


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Suggested Readings for the name Graber



  • A History of the Greber, Graeber, Graber Family, 1680-1980 by Kathleen Neumann Graber.

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Graber Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Graber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Graber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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