Lisabeth Graf

27 January 1732–12 August 1783 (Age 51)
Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Lisabeth

When Lisabeth Graf was born on 27 January 1732, in Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, her father, Heinrich Graf, was 52 and her mother, Anna Enzler, was 44. She married Hans Jacob Graf on 7 October 1755, in Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 12 August 1783, in her hometown, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Hans Jacob Graf
1732–1794
Lisabeth Graf
1732–1783
Marriage: 7 October 1755
Johannes Graf
1756–1827
Hans Jacob Graf
1758–1761
Lucas Graf
1760–1820
Hans Jacob Graf
1762–1763
Hans Jacob Graf
1764–1832
Anna Graf
1767–1829
Paulus Graf
1769–1773
Elsbeth Graf
1771–1773
Elsbeth Graf
1774–1844
Heinrich Graf
1775–1850

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1755Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Kurt, Otto, Erwin, Ernst, Fritz, Gerhard, Hermann, Horst, Manfred, Udo, Alois.German (also Gräf): status name from Middle High German grāve, grābe, which was used as a title denoting various more or less aristocratic dignitaries and officials. In later times it became established as a title of nobility equivalent to the Romance count. The vocabulary word also denoted a variety of different minor local functionaries in different parts of Germany. In the Grand Duchy of Hesse, for example, it was used for the holder of the comparatively humble office of village headman (compare Mayer , Schulz , and Vogt ). The surname could have originated from any of these senses or be a metonymic occupational or status name for a servant or retainer of a count, or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces. This surname is also found in many other European countries, for example in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Hungary, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia, often as a translation into German of the corresponding Hungarian and Slavic surnames Gróf and Grof . Compare Graef .Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

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    Grof
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    Mayer
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    Story Highlight

    Graff Research Report 2003

    Johannes Graf and Family Johannes Graf was reported to be the last ancestor on the main Graf line represented by the immigrant ancestor, Johann Jacob Graf. His great-grandfather, Hans Jakob Graf born …

    Sources (15)

    • Lisabeth Gräfin in entry for Anna Graf, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Lisabeth Gräfin in entry for Paulus Graf, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Lisabeth Gräfin in entry for Elsbeth Graf, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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