Grobbelaar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grobbelaar family

The surname Grobbelaar was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name Gruben contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the Gruben family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Grobbelaar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grobbelaar research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1645, 1774, 1805, 1867, 1645 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Grobbelaar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grobbelaar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gruben, Grubbe, Grubben, Grüben, Grubel, Grubendal, Gruber, Grüber, Grubenhaus and many more.

Early Notables of the Grobbelaar family (pre 1700)

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Grobbelaar Ranking

In South Africa, the name Grobbelaar is the 619th most popular surname with an estimated 11,120 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Grobbelaar family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carl Friederich Grobler, who came to Philadelphia in 1752.


Contemporary Notables of the name Grobbelaar (post 1700) +

  • General Pieter Grobbelaar DSO (1908-1988), South African Army Defence Force head, from 1961 to 1965
  • Bruce David Grobbelaar (b. 1957), former Rhodesian/Zimbabwean-South African-British football goalkeeper


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/south-africa/surnames


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