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Grahn Surname Meaning

Swedish: variant of Gran from an ornamental spelling of gran ‘Norway spruce’. It is also found in Finland. German: habitational name from Grana in Saxony-Anhalt or from Gran in Hungary. German (also Grähn): nickname from Middle High German gran ‘scarlet’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gran, Gruhn, Grado, Ahn, Hahn, Grass, Rain, Glahn, Gramm, Grau

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Where is the Grahn family from?

You can see how Grahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Grahn families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Grahn families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Grahn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Grahn families in 1911.
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What did your Grahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Grahn. 62% of Grahn men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmersson
  • Machinist
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grahn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Grahn. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Grahn. For the veterans among your Grahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grahn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Grahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grahn in 1962 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

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