Graef Family History

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Graef Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: status name for the chairman of a town council. Compare Graf.

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


Similar surnames: Graf, Graff, Graeff, Grief, Graefe, Graper, Reef, Graft, Graven, Naef

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Graef Family Origin

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Graef Family Occupations

What did your Graef ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Graef. 13% of Graef men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Graef women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Graef were Carpenter and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Graef Historical Records

What Graef family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Graef. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graef 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Graef. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Graef. For the veterans among your Graef ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Graef Life Expectancy

What is the average Graef lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Graef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Graef in 1953 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

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