Grams Family History

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Grams Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of a Polish or eastern German (Sorbian) nickname meaning ‘one who limps’. Compare Polish Gramza. German: from a reduced form of the personal name Hieronymus.

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


Similar surnames: Grames, Grass, Gram, Grems, Gramm, Krans, Game, Gratz, Glaus, Gross

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Grams Family Origin

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Grams Family Occupations

What did your Grams ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grams. A less common occupation for the Grams family was Keeping House. The most common Grams occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Grams's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Grams Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grams 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Grams. 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 Grams. For the veterans among your Grams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grams Life Expectancy

What is the average Grams lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Grams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Grams in 1945 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grams 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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