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The ancestral home of the Gruber family is Bavaria. Gruber is a local name for a person 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.

Gruber Early Origins



The surname Gruber 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.

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Gruber Spelling Variations


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Gruber 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 Gruber include Gruber, Grueber, Gruebel, Gruebe, Grube, Grubar, Gruberer and many more.

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Gruber Early History


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Gruber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gruber research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1835, 1623, 1680 and 1835 are included under the topic Early Gruber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gruber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gruber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Gruber 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...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gruber 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gruber or a variant listed above:

Gruber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Henrich Gruber, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732 on board the "Dragon"
  • Henrich Gruber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Hans Peter Gruber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Balth Gruber, who arrived in Georgia in 1738
  • Wilhelm Gruber, who arrived in Georgia in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gruber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Gruber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Anna Maria Gruber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Elizabeth Gruber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Hans Jacob Gruber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Peter Gruber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gruber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Martin Gruber, who landed in Arkansas in 1904
  • Joseph A Gruber, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Gruber Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Kasper Gruber, who landed in Canada in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gruber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gruber (post 1700)



  • Ruth Gruber (1911-2016), American journalist, photographer, writer, humanitarian, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior
  • Craig Gruber (1951-2015), American rock bassist, best known as the original bassist in Rainbow
  • Paul Blake Gruber (b. 1965), former American NFL football offensive tackle
  • Freddie Gruber (1927-2011), American jazz drummer
  • Kelly Wayne Gruber (b. 1962), American former Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Brigadier-General William Rudolph Gruber (1890-1979), American Commanding Officer Artillery 24th Division (1944-1946)
  • Barbara Gruber (b. 1977), German three-time bronze medalist ski mountaineer and mountain biker
  • Johann Gottfried Gruber (1774-1851), German critic and literary historian
  • Bernhard Gruber (b. 1982), Austrian Nordic three-time gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist combined skier
  • Patrick Gruber (b. 1978), Italian three-time gold, eight-time silver and six-time bronze medalist luger
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Gruber


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Suggested Readings for the name Gruber



  • Grubn-Grube Couzins: Germany 1803 to Gallia County, Ohio by Jane R. McCafferty.
  • Gruber/Reissenweber, a Generation of Letters: Courtesy of the Ancestors by Alice M. Gruber.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gruber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gruber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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