Gruber Family History
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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