Grabe Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a dike or ditch (see Grab), or habitational name from either of two places in Thuringia named with this word: Grabe and Graba.

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Grable, Grab, Grube, Gabel, Graven, Graber, Grande, Graue

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Grabe Family Origin

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Grabe Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Son

    33%

In 1881, the most common Grabe occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 33% of Grabe's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Grabe. A less common occupation for the Grabe family was Son.

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Grabe Historical Records

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Grabe Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Grabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Grabe in 1962 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grabe

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