Grate Name Meaning

French (Graté): from the past participle of gratter ‘to till or scratch (the soil)’, possibly applied as a nickname for a dilettante.

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Grace, Grater, Garate, Plate, Grass, Bratt, Irace, Crite

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Grate Family Origin

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Grate Family Occupations

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  • Cook

    100%

In 1881, the most common Grate occupation in Canada was Cook. 100% of Grate's were Cooks.

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Grate Historical Records

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Grate Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Grate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Grate in 1951 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grate

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