The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Gruberr family. Gruberr is a local
name. Gruberr is a 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 Gruberr family
The surname Gruberr 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
Early History of the Gruberr family
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Gruberr 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 Gruberr include Gruber, Grueber, Gruebel, Gruebe, Grube, Grubar, Gruberer and many more.
Early Notables of the Gruberr family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Gruberr 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 Gruberr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gruberr family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Gruberrs to arrive in North America, and among them were: Hans Henrich Gruber, he arrived in Pennsylvania in September 1732 on the ship Dragon.