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Great Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch De Groot or German Gross. English: variant of Greet, a nickname from Old English great ‘big’, ‘stout’, a habitational name from Greet in Gloucestershire or Greete in Shropshire, both named from an Old English greote ‘gravelly place’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Groat, Bream, Gray, Gent, Gratz, Grau, Graft, Greif, Guest, Grist

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Great Family Origin

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Great Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Journalier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Great.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier

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Great Life Expectancy

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Between 1967 and 2002, in the United States, Great life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Great in 1967 was 65, and 78 in 2002.

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