Faber Family History
Faber Name Meaning
German Dutch French (Alsace and Lorraine) and Danish; Slovak and Czech (mainly Fáber): occupational name from Latin faber ‘blacksmith’. At the time of the Reformation it was much used as a humanistic name a translation into Latin of vernacular surnames such as German Schmidt and Dutch Smit . Compare Fabri and Fauber .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press