Hans Rudolf Grau

about 1694–19 January 1762 (Age 68)
Wynigen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Hans Rudolf

When Hans Rudolf Grau was born about 1694, in Wynigen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, David Grau, was 18 and his mother, Madelena Hauert, was 15. He married Verena Kaeser about 1718, in Wynigen, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 January 1762, in his hometown, at the age of 68.

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Hans Rudolf Grau
Verena Kaeser
Marriage: about 1718
Elsbeth Graüt
Verena Grau
Hans Grau
Jacob Grau
Maria Graeub
Niklaus Grau

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  • Marriage
    about 1718Wynigen, Bern, Switzerland
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    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Fritz, Heinz, Horst, Dieter, Frieda, Gerhard, Herta, Joerg, Johann, Manfred.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau ‘gray’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).Catalan and southern French: from a shortened form of the medieval personal name Guerau, a cognate of Gerald .

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Rudolff Grauwen in entry for Verena Käser, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Rudolff Grau in entry for Niclaus, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Rudolf Grauw in entry for Jacob Grauw, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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