Grafe Family History

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Grafe Name Meaning

German: Rhineland variant of Graf.

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


Similar surnames: Grefe, Graff, Grave, Graefe, Grawe, Grade, Graf, Grewe, Grage, Grap

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Grafe Family Origin

Where is the Grafe family from?

Grafe Family Occupations

What did your Grafe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grafe. 37% of Grafe men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Grafe women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grafe were Miner and Farm Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    42%
  • Secretary
    42%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%

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

Grafe Historical Records

What Grafe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Grafe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grafe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grafe. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Grafe. For the veterans among your Grafe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grafe Life Expectancy

What is the average Grafe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Grafe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Grafe in 1953 was 34, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grafe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grafe 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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