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The ancient and distinguished German surname Traughber is of several possible origins. Firstly, it may be derived from "Trauchgau" or "Trauchberg," both names of cities in South Germany. Alternatively, the name may indicate "son of Trauchber or Trauber," both Germanic personal names thought to be derived from the elements "thrud," meaning "strength," and "beraht," meaning "brilliant, glowing." Finally, the name may be related to the Middle High German "druch," meaning "game trap."

Traughber Early Origins



The surname Traughber was first found in cities along the Austrian border, where the name is thought to have originated. The different possible origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the name emerged independently in various areas of southern Germany during the Middle Ages. It was a common practice at the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, the progenitor of one of the branches of the Traughber family may have been a native of Trauchgau or Trauchberg who had moved to another city. The first recorded bearer of the name was M. Trauch, who was living in the region of Füssen in 1562.

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Traughber Spelling Variations


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Traughber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Trauch, Trauchber, Trauchberg, Traucher, Traughber, Trauber, Tragber, Dragber and many more.

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Traughber Early History


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Traughber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Traughber research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Traughber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Traughber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Traughber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Traughber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michael Trarbach, who emigrated from the Palatinate to York County, Pennsylvania in 1751; Chritian Trobach, who came to Massachusetts in 1860; Friedrich Trober, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1868.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Traughber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Traughber (post 1700)



  • David Traughber, American Vice President of International Finance at Mattel, Los Angeles
  • Sam Traughber MD, American Physician and volunteer at Hope Medical Clinic, Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • Paul Traughber, American Vice President at Alandale Insurance Agency, Orange County, California
  • Jeffrey B. Traughber, American lawyer, founding partner of Dillingham & Traughber, Elkton, Kentucky

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Traughber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Traughber 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 January 2016 at 15:30.

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