De Graaf Family History

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De Graaf Name Meaning

Dutch: from graaf ‘count’ (see Graf), with the addition of the definite article de, hence a nickname for the servant of a count or for someone supposedly resembling one.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: De Graw, De Graff, De Raad, De Haan, De Haas, De Gray, De Gruy

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De Graaf Family Origin

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De Graaf Family Occupations

What did your De Graaf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common De Graaf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of De Graaf's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the De Graaf family was Retired Merchant. Farmer, Drives Team and Furniture Des. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by De Graaf.

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  • Farmer

  • Drives Team

  • Furniture Des.

  • Retired Merchant


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your De Graaf ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

De Graaf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Graaf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De Graaf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Graaf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De Graaf. For the veterans among your De Graaf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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De Graaf Life Expectancy

What is the average De Graaf lifespan?

Between 1982 and 2002, in the United States, De Graaf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for De Graaf in 1982 was 68, and 61 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for De Graaf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your De Graaf ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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