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Graper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished German surname Graper 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 Graper family


The surname Graper 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 Graper family


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Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1507, 1602, 1680, 1700, 1585 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Graper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Graper 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 Graper family (pre 1700)


During this period prominent bearers of the name Graper 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 Graper family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Graper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrea Graper, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Noordland" from Antwerp, Belgium [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P5-6Y3 : 6 December 2014), Andrea Graper, 07 Apr 1892; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Noordland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Carl Graper, aged 24, who arrived in New York, New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Augusta Victoria" from Hamburg via Southampton [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMX-5ZG : 6 December 2014), Carl Graper, 28 Apr 1894; citing departure port Hamburg via Southampton, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rachel Graper, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Phoenicia" from Hamburg, Germany [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSN-K6V : 6 December 2014), Rachel Graper, 19 Jul 1895; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Phoenicia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Graper Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mr. Wilhelm Graper, aged 44, originally from Chesley, Ontario, Canada, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6H1-FT1 : 6 December 2014), Mr. Wilhelm Graper, 11 Feb 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Graper (post 1700)


  • Henry Graper, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1924 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. E. Graper, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P5-6Y3 : 6 December 2014), Andrea Graper, 07 Apr 1892; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Noordland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMX-5ZG : 6 December 2014), Carl Graper, 28 Apr 1894; citing departure port Hamburg via Southampton, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSN-K6V : 6 December 2014), Rachel Graper, 19 Jul 1895; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Phoenicia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6H1-FT1 : 6 December 2014), Mr. Wilhelm Graper, 11 Feb 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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