Garbe Family History
Garbe Name Meaning
German: variant of Garb which can represent a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German gēr ‘spear lance’ or alternatively from the dialect word garb Middle High German garwe ‘tanner’. French: from Old French gerba ‘wheatsheaf’ applied as a metonymic occupational name for a reaper or harvester or for someone who collected wheatsheaves owed in rent.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press