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Greever Family History

Greever Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch and North German Grever. Possibly also a variant spelling of English Greaver.

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


Similar surnames: Greener, Beever, Grever, Reeder, Graeve, Reever, Grover, Greaver

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Where is the Greever family from?

You can see how Greever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greever family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greever families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Greever families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Greever's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Greever families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greever surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greever ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greever. 23% of Greever men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Greever women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greever were Farm Laborer and Housework.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    40%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Greever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greever 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 209 immigration records available for the last name Greever. 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 575 military records available for the last name Greever. For the veterans among your Greever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greever lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Greever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Greever in 1959 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

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