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The Grebill name was taken as a surname from a place name derived from the German word "Kraehen," meaning "crow" and "buehl" meaning "hill." There were probably several place names based on these words, including Kräyenbühl in the parish of Groshochstetten, Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

Grebill Early Origins



The surname Grebill was first found in the Lucerne region of Switzerland where records show the Kreyenbuhl, Kraehenbuehl families since the 14th century.

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Grebill Spelling Variations


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Grebill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Krähenbuhl, Kraehenbuhl, Kraehenbuehl, Krayenbuhl, Kreienbuhl, Kreyenbuhl, Kreyenbuel, Crayenbuhl, Creyenbuhl, Grenhenbuhl, Krahbuhl, Kraibil, Kraibill, Kraybil, Kraybill, Kraibuhl, Crabil, Crabill, Craybil, Craybill, Grabble, Grabil, Grabill, Kraybil and many more.

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Grebill Early History


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Grebill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grebill research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1800, 1671 and 1424 are included under the topic Early Grebill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grebill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grebill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grebill 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:

Grebill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Grebill, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Grebill Family Crest Products


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Grebill Family Crest Products




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