Graefe Family History

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Graefe Name Meaning

German (Rhine-Westphalia): variant of Graf 1.

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


Similar surnames: Grafe, Grefe, Graeve, Graef, Graeff, Grave, Grebe, Greve, Graff

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Graefe Family Origin

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Graefe Family Occupations

What did your Graefe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Graefe. 18% of Graefe men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Graefe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Graefe were Labor and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Oiler
    8%
  • Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    36%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%

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

Graefe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Graefe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graefe 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 889 immigration records available for the last name Graefe. 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 Graefe. For the veterans among your Graefe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Graefe Life Expectancy

What is the average Graefe lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Graefe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Graefe in 1962 was 87, and 82 in 2004.

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