Krabbe Family History
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Krabbe Name Meaning
North German: from Middle Low German krabbe ‘small crab’, ‘shrimp’, ‘prawn’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold shellfish or a nickname for a lively person. Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: from Middle Dutch crabbe, Old Norse krabbi ‘crab’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold shellfish or perhaps a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Crabb, Kibbe, Krage, Frable, Grable, Knobbe, Krahe, Krause, Krane