Grefe Family History

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Grefe Name Meaning

North German: variant of Graf.

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

Similar surnames: Greve, Graefe, Grafe, Grebe, Grewe, Greff, Wrege, Brede, Hogrefe

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Grefe Family Origin

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Grefe Family Occupations

What did your Grefe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housemaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grefe. 22% of Grefe men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Grefe women worked as a Housemaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grefe were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housemaid
  • Maid
  • House Maid
  • Housework

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

Grefe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Grefe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grefe 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 770 immigration records available for the last name Grefe. 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 626 military records available for the last name Grefe. For the veterans among your Grefe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grefe Life Expectancy

What is the average Grefe lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Grefe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Grefe in 1947 was 38, and 83 in 2004.

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