Grasley Family History

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Grasley Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of South German Gräsle or Swiss German Gräsli, diminutives of Gras (see Grass). Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Grässle or Grässling, from a Germanic personal name reflected by Old High German gratag ‘greedy’.

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


Similar surnames: Gravley, Grasser, Grable, Teasley, Masley, Graley, Rasey, Ratley

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Grasley Family Origin

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Grasley Family Occupations

What did your Grasley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, School, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grasley. A less common occupation for the Grasley family was Teamester. The most common Grasley occupation in Canada was School. 40% of Grasley's were Schools.

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  • School

    40%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Labourer

    20%
  • Teamester

    20%

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

Grasley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Grasley Life Expectancy

What is the average Grasley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Grasley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Grasley in 1961 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grasley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grasley 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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