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Gruber Family History

Gruber Name Meaning
German (Grüber) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from (respectively) Middle High German gruobe, German Grube ‘pit’, ‘hollow’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. As a Jewish name it can also be one of names randomly distributed by government officials.Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish dialect grub ‘rude, impolite’.

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

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Name Distribution of Gruber Families

  • Number of Gruber families
     169 - 336
     57 - 168
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gruber families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gruber families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gruber Family Origin

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Gruber Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gruber

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Gruber Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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