Grandbois Family History

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Grandbois Name Meaning

French: topographic name from grand ‘large’ + bois ‘ wood’, ‘copse’.

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

Similar surnames: Gadbois, Gravois, Brisbois, Grandt, Granados, Francois, Grandin

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Grandbois Family Origin

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Grandbois Family Occupations

What did your Grandbois ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Grandbois family was Marchand. The most common Grandbois occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 39% of Grandbois's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Journalier and Cultivateur Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grandbois.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Journalier

  • Cultivateur Son

  • Marchand


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grandbois ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Grandbois Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Grandbois. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grandbois 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 244 immigration records available for the last name Grandbois. 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 196 military records available for the last name Grandbois. For the veterans among your Grandbois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grandbois Life Expectancy

What is the average Grandbois lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Grandbois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Grandbois in 1960 was 38, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grandbois

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grandbois 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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