Garb Family History
Garb Name Meaning
German: occupational name for a tanner from the dialect word garb Middle High German garwe. It is also found in Slovenia. See also Gerber . German: from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German gēr ‘spear lance’. Compare Gerhardt . Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): descriptive nickname from Polish garb ‘hump’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022