Greber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Greber family

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.

Important Dates for the Greber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greber research. Another 129 words (9 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Greber family (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...
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Greber migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Hieronimus Greber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747 [1]
  • Hans Greber, who arrived in America in 1749 [1]
  • Issas Greber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
Greber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Greber, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Johann Greber, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Josef Greber, aged 8, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Maria Greber, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Peter Greber, aged 10, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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