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Graber Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German graben ‘to dig or excavate’, hence an occupational name for a digger of graves or ditches, or an engraver of seals. This name is also found in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a grave-digger, either from German Gräber or from a Yiddishized form of Polish grabarz.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gruber, Grabner, Raber, Graser, Graver, Gaber, Graper, Trager, Gabel

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Graber Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Graber name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Graber. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    41%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • European Jewish

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Graber Family Origin

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Graber Family Occupations

What did your Graber ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Graber occupation in Canada was Currier. 25% of Graber's were Curriers. A less common occupation for the Graber family was Hustler. Currier, Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graber.

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  • Currier

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Farmer Son

    25%
  • Hustler

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Graber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Graber Historical Records

What Graber family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Graber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Graber. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Graber. For the veterans among your Graber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Graber Life Expectancy

What is the average Graber lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Graber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Graber in 1943 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Graber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Graber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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