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.
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.
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