Origins Available: German
The distinguished German surname Grabner 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 Grabner family
The surname Grabner 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 Grabner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grabner 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 Grabner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Grabner 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 Grabner family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Grabner 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 Grabner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Grabner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grabner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Emanuel Grabner, who arrived in Carolina in 1752
Grabner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Grabner, who settled in Maryland in 1845
- William Grabner, who arrived in Maryland in 1845 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)