Graeber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished German surname Graeber 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 Graeber family
The surname Graeber 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 Graeber family
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Graeber 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 Graeber family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Graeber 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 his distinguished service in 1700 when he was ennobled; and Johann Gottlieb Grabbe (1585-1655) was a German...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Graeber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Graeber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Graeber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century