Meaning and Origin of: Raber

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Swiss German : apparently an occupational name for a turnip grower, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rabe ‘turnip’.
  • German and Swiss German : from a Germanic personal name, Radobert, a compound of rād, rāt ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.
  • German and Swiss German : variant of Reber.