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Grabill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German, Swiss


The distinguished German surname Grabill 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 Grabill family


The surname Grabill 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 Grabill family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grabill 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 Grabill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grabill 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 Grabill family (pre 1700)


During this period prominent bearers of the name Grabill 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...
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Migration of the Grabill family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Grabert, who settled in Louisiana in 1724; Hans Graber, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749; Emanuel Grabner, who arrived in Carolina in 1752.

Contemporary Notables of the name Grabill (post 1700)


  • Jolene M. Grabill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1984 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Elliott F. Grabill, American politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1888 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bradley E. Grabill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph A Grabill (1866-1959), eponym and a founder of Grabill, Indiana in circa 1902

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

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