Show ContentsGrube History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Grube family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Grube was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria, where the name Gruber came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the region's medieval society.

Early Origins of the Grube family

The surname Grube was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into several houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Otto Gruober, a Knight, lived in Austria around 1183.

Early History of the Grube family

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Grube Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Grube include Gruber, Grueber, Gruebel, Gruebe, Grube, Grubar, Gruberer and many more.

Early Notables of the Grube family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Grube in this period include Johann Grueber (1623-1680), an Austrian Jesuit missionary and astronomer in China; Andreas Grueber, who fought with bravery against the Turks at...
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Grube Ranking

In the United States, the name Grube is the 7,333rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Grube migration to the United States +

German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Grube surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Grube Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Bernhard Adam Grube, who landed in New York, NY in 1748 [2]
  • Jacob Grube, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773 [2]
  • Lorenz Grube, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [2]
  • George Grube, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1797 [2]
Grube Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Grube, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • Hanna Grube, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • Hermann Grube, who landed in Wisconsin in 1843 [2]
  • Mr. Deidrich Grube, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1846 aboard the ship "Franziska"
  • William Grube, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [2]
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  2. 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) on Facebook