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Origins Available: German, Swiss


The distinguished German surname Grable is derived from the Old High German "graban," meaning "to dig." The name was originally used to indicate "a digger of graves or ditches."

Grable Early Origins



The surname Grable 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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Grable Spelling Variations


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Grable 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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Grable Early History


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Grable Early History



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

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Grable Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grable Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Grable 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 Grable 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:

Grable Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herman Grable, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • Clarence M. Grable, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Milly Grable, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Mrs. Grable, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1895

Grable Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edna Grable, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Margaret Grable, aged 53, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Joseph Grable, aged 28, who landed in America from Zurich, Switzerland, in 1914
  • Virgil Grable, aged 20, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • Marcella Grable, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grable (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grable (post 1700)



  • Judy Grable (1936-2008), ring name of Nellya Baughman, an American professional wrestler
  • Joyce Grable, ring name of Betty Wade-Murphy, an American professional wrestler
  • Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable (1916-1973), American actress, dancer and singer whose legs were famously insured by her studio for $1,000,000 with Lloyds of London

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Grable Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grable 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 June 2015 at 17:24.

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