The distinguished German surname Grap 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 Grap family
The surname Grap 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 Grap family
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Grap 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 Grap family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Grap 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 Grap Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Grap family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grap Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Peter Grap, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1893
- Maria Grap, aged 15, who emigrated to America, in 1896
Grap Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Dora Grap, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1907
- Hermann Grap, aged 24, who landed in America from Vensesova, Hungary, in 1907
- Ettel Grap, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Minsk, Minsk, in 1908
- Shilipp Grap, aged 72, who settled in America, in 1908
- Minie Grap, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Minsk, Russia, in 1911
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