Family name origins & meanings
- German : variant of Taube 1 ‘pigeon’, ‘dove’. The -er inflection denotes the male bird, but in most cases this is an occupational name for a pigeon breeder, from an agent noun derivative ending in -er(t).
- German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Taub 2, with the strong inflectional ending -er, originally used before a male personal name.
- German : occupational name for a player of the horn or a similar musical instrument, Middle High German toubære.