Grebe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Grebe was first found in Switzerland.
Early Origins of the Grebe family
The surname Grebe was first found in Switzerland, where the family contributed to the development of the region. They became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Grebe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grebe research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1769, 1807, 1485, 1527, 1599, 1664, 1611, 1678, 1671, 1719, 1841, 1826, 1815 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Grebe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Grebe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Graf, Grafe,Graef, Graff, Graffen, Graffin, Grafen, Grafin, Grav, Graaf and many more.
Early Notables of the Grebe family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Grebe were Urs Graf (1485-1527), Swiss engraver and goldsmith, influenced by Albrecht Duerer; Cornelis de Graeff (1599-1664), Mayor of Amsterdam; Free Imperial Knight Andries de Graeff (1611-1678), Mayor of Amsterdam; Cornelis de Graeff (1671-1719), Dutch Canon of St. Pieter at...
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Grebe migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grebe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anthon Grebe, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 
- Conrad Grebe, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 
Grebe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- B Grebe, who arrived in America in 1871 
Contemporary Notables of the name Grebe (post 1700) +
- Michael W. Grebe, American lawyer, businessman and conservative activist, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the law firm Foley & Lardner from 1994 to 2002
- Alfred H. Grebe (1895-1935), American pioneer in the radio broadcasting field who founded A. H. Grebe and Co. Inc., which was renamed Grebe Radio and Television Corporation
- William F. Grebe (b. 1870), American silver and bronze Olympic medalist for fencing at the 1904 games, U.S. National Champion in epee in 1906 
- Henry Grebe, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1875 
- August C. Grebe, American Republican politician, Elected Illinois State House of Representatives 18th District 1940 
- Konrad Grebe (1907-1972), German mining engineer and inventor, awarded the Rudolf-Diesel-Medaille in 1962
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2011, August 8) William Grebe. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=57391
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html