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The distinguished German surname Greber is derived from the Old High German "graban," meaning "to dig." The name was originally used to indicate "a digger of graves or ditches."

Greber Early Origins



The surname Greber 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.

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Greber Spelling Variations


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Greber 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.

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Greber Early History


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Greber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greber 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 Greber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greber Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Greber 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 Greber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Greber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leobald Greber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Hieronimus Greber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Hans Greber, who arrived in America in 1749
  • Issas Greber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

Greber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Greber, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Johann Greber, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Josef Greber, aged 8, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Maria Greber, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Peter Greber, aged 10, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greber (post 1700)



  • Henri-Léon Greber (1855-1941), French sculptor, son of the architect Jacques Gréber
  • Jacques-Henri-Auguste Gréber (1882-1962), French architect specializing in landscape architecture and urban design, best known for his Greber Plan, or General Report on the Plan for the National Capital (1946-1950)
  • Christian Greber (b. 1972), Austrian alpine skier at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    11. ...

    The Greber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 July 2013 at 11:26.

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