Hans Rudolf Grau

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Hans Rudolf Grau
1694–1762
Verena Kaeser
1698–1772
Marriage: about 1718
Elisabeth Gray
1729–1778
Verena Grau
1732–
Hans Grau
1734–1779
Jacob Grau
1738–
Maria Graeub
1742–1810
Niklaus Grau
1746–1833

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1718
Wynigen, Bern, Switzerland
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau ‘gray’.2 Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived near a canal giving access to the sea, Occitan grau (Latin gradus ‘step’).3 French: from Old French grau denoting a type of agricultural fork with curved tines (apparently of Germanic origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of such implements.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Baptism of Elsbeth Grau, Wynigen Parish, "Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992"

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