Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
There are already 3,080 genealogy profiles with the Garber surname on Geni. Join now to find your relatives.

Garber Genealogy and Garber Family History Information

‹ Back to Surnames Index


view all 3,080


About the Garber surname

Gerber Usage: German Extra: Statistics Gerber is German for "tanner" or "leather dresser", which makes it an occupational German surname. This surname is common in Germany and Switzerland, as are its variants Garber and Garver. Many families with this surname in Europe were members of the Anabaptist peace sects who emigrated to America to escape the widespread persecutions which followed the Reformation. Upon arrival to America as early as the beginning of the 18th century, the original form of the Gerber surname changed spelling in some families to Kerwer, Kerper, Kerwar, Gerver and Carver.