The Greybill 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.
Early Origins of the Greybill family
The surname Greybill was first found in the Lucerne region of Switzerland
where records show the Kreyenbuhl, Kraehenbuehl families since the 14th century.
Early History of the Greybill family
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Greybill 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.
Early Notables of the Greybill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Greybill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Krahenbuhl, who settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania sometime between 1710 and 1711; Peter, Mich, and Jakob Krahenbuhl, Palatine emigrants to America in 1731.
Contemporary Notables of the name Greybill (post 1700)
- Douglass Greybill Adair (1912-1968), American historian who specialized in intellectual history