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Graven Name Meaning

topographic name for someone living near a ditch or moat, from Middle Low German grave ‘ditch’, ‘moat’, ‘channel’. Compare Grabe. possibly a reduced form of any of various compound habitational names such as Gravenhorst or Gravenstein. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse grof ‘hollow’, ‘depression’.

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Groven, Raven, Greven, Green, Gravel, Graver, Graves, Craven

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Where is the Graven family from?

You can see how Graven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Graven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Graven families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Graven families living in Alberta. This was about 64% of all the recorded Graven's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Graven families in 1911.
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What did your Graven ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Graven. .

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Graven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graven census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Graven. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Graven. For the veterans among your Graven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Graven lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Graven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Graven in 1944 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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