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Graver Family History

Graver Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an engraver, from Old English grafere, græfere ‘engraver’, ‘sculptor’ (Old French graveur). It is possible that the name was also an occupational name for a miner, from Old English grafan ‘to dig’. German (also Gräver): variant of Graber.

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Graber, Grover, Grayer, Grater, Beaver, Craver, Graner, Haver

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Where is the Graver family from?

You can see how Graver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Graver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Graver families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 55 Graver families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Graver's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Graver families in 1911.
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What did your Graver ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Graver. 30% of Graver men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Graver women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Graver were Miner and Tailoress.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    30%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Teamster
    12%
  • Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Tailoress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Graver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graver 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Graver. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Graver. For the veterans among your Graver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Graver lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Graver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Graver in 1956 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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