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 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grefe. A less common occupation for the Grefe family was Carpenter. The most common Grefe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Grefe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    6%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Grefe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grefe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grefe 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.

Famous Grefe Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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