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Surname Etymology

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Surname Etymology

Posted: 1169624084000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hobler, Heben, Hover, Haber, Hober
Hobler is said to be a German/Czech variant of Hober. Hober (Höber) is the name given to those involved in heavy lifting; it comes from the Middle High German heben ‘to lift’; it also pertained to those from Höver near Ülzen. There is also a Jewish variant of Hober/Haber which refers to the Yiddish hober or oats. [Source:]

(message originally posted to the now defunct Hobler MSN Group, 14/04/2006)

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