Ida Graber

Brief Life History of Ida

When Ida Graber was born on 1 September 1876, in Sigriswil, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christian Graber, was 44 and her mother, Magdalena Meier, was 41. She died on 19 February 1907, at the age of 30.

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Christian Graber
Magdalena Meier
Alfred Christian Graber
Mathilde Graber
Christian Auguste Graber
Emma Graber
Maria Graber
Christian Graber
Lina Graber
Louis Graber
Ida Graber

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    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.

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

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