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Grawe Name Meaning

North German: variant of Graue.

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


Similar surnames: Graw, Rawe, Grave, Grade, Grewe, Grage, Grafe, Grape, Grap, Krape

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Where is the Grawe family from?

You can see how Grawe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grawe family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Grawe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Grawe families living in Missouri. This was about 24% of all the recorded Grawe's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Grawe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grawe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grawe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grawe. 33% of Grawe men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Grawe women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grawe were Salesman and Maid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    42%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Housework
    18%
  • Maid
    12%
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What Grawe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Grawe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grawe 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 344 immigration records available for the last name Grawe. 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 961 military records available for the last name Grawe. For the veterans among your Grawe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grawe lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Grawe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Grawe in 1961 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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