Graf Family History

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Graf Name Meaning

German: status name from Middle High German grave, grabe, which was used as a title denoting various more or less aristocratic dignitaries and officials. In later times it became established as a title of nobility equivalent to the Romance count. The vocabulary word also denoted a variety of different minor local functionaries in different parts of Germany. In the Grand Duchy of Hesse, for example, it was used for the holder of the comparatively humble office of village headman. Compare Mayer, Schultz, and Vogt. The surname could have originated from any of these senses or be an occupational name for a servant or retainer of a count, or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces. Variant spelling of Dutch Graef. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.

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

Similar surnames: Grof, Grau, Grad, Grab, Gray, Graff, Gran, Gram, Grass, Graef

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Graf Family Origin

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Graf Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Graf. 56% of Graf men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Butcher

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Graf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Graf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graf 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Graf. 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 108,000 military records available for the last name Graf. For the veterans among your Graf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Graf Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Graf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Graf in 1944 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

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