Grave Family History

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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

What did your Grave ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Hired Help were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Grave. 28% of Grave men worked as a Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Dairy Man
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Hired Help

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Grave Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Grave. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grave 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Grave. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Grave. For the veterans among your Grave ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grave Life Expectancy

What is the average Grave lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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