Greer Family History

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Greer Name Meaning

Chiefly northern Irish: variant of Grier.

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


Similar surnames: Grear, Greear, Speer, Creer, Breer, Grier, Green, Teer, Greber, Reder

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Greer Family Origin

Where is the Greer family from?

Greer Family Occupations

What did your Greer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greer. A less common occupation for the Greer family was Student. The most common Greer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 46% of Greer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • School

    7%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Student

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Greer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Greer Historical Records

What Greer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Greer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Greer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Greer. For the veterans among your Greer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greer Life Expectancy

What is the average Greer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Greer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greer in 1940 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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