Grave Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English greyve ‘steward’, from Old Norse greifi or Low German greve (see Graf). English: topographic name, a variant of Grove. French: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of gravelly soil, from Old French grave ‘gravel’ (of Celtic origin). North German: either from the northern form of Graf, but more commonly a topographic name from Middle Low German grave ‘ditch’, ‘moat’, ‘channel’, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Grove, Graven, Grabe, Graver, Greve, Graves, Gravel, Grape, Grace

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Grave Family Origin

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Grave Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Aratis

    13%
  • Gentleman

    13%
  • Labourer

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Grave family was Labourer. Farmer, Aratis and Gentleman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grave. The most common Grave occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Grave's were Farmers.

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Grave Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Grave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grave in 1962 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grave

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