Graber Family History
Graber Name Meaning
German and Swiss German (also Gräber): 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; alternatively a topographic name for someone living near a ditch or channel (Middle High German grabe). German and Swiss German (also Gräber): habitational name for someone from any of the places called Graben. Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Gräber): occupational name for a grave-digger either from German Gräber or from a Yiddishized form of Polish grabarz.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022